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Robert Lee Williams, 72, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. in the Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Matthew Place officicating. Burial followed in Cross Hill Cemetery.

He was born in Robeson County on June 24, 1949, to the late Edward and Eva Mae Allen Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by siblings, Marie Cooke, Betty Clegg, Margaret Williams and Eddie Williams. Robert was retired from Pac Fab where he worked as warehouse supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Bauguess Williams; son, John Williams of Sanford; daughter, Christy Hawkinson Carrillo of Kaufman, Texas; sister, Evelyn Logan of Sanford; three grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

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