James Edward Williams, 83, Melbourne, Florida, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021 after a long illness. He was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky on March 17, 1938 to the late Lawrence and Mattie Feeback Williams.
Jimmy was the owner of the Dinette Restaurant in Cynthiana and was the manager of the Cynthiana Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant for a number of years. He and his family relocated to Florida to work for the newly opened Frisch’s in St Petersburg, FL. He later worked for JM Fields and Zayre’s as Director of Regional Sales. He and Joanne were members of Georgiana Church in Merritt Island, Florida.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Joanne Ramey Williams; his children, Jason Patrick Lee Williams (Janet McCarty) of Sebastian, Florida and Deborah Lane Bruce (Marilee Catalano) of Cedar Park, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Betty Clifford and Mary Russell Muntz of Cynthiana, Kentucky; Sandra Griffett of Winchester, Kentucky; two brothers-in-law, Donald Muntz of Cynthiana and Lanny Griffett of Winchester, Kentucky; and special friends including Bill Farina, Ray Ayers, Marion Whitescarver, and Hazel Thompson.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Billy Williams and George Williams of Cynthiana, Kentucky and Lindsey Williams of Lake Okeechobee, Florida.
Jimmy will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was known for his sense of humor, his generous spirit, his kind heart and his love and devotion for his family.