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James C. Williams

James C. Williams

January 3, 1953 - July 30, 2017     Age: 64

James C. “Booger” Williams 64, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, passed away Sunday July 30th 2017. A Native of Fernandina, Florida, he was born January 3, 1953, the son of the late Rufus W. and Lilly Conwell Williams. As a youngster, he helped his dad in the family salvage business.  At the age of 12, he went to work for Mr. Cecil Pickett at the Five Points Grocery Store.  Mr. Williams attended Elementary School and Fernandina Beach Junior High School.  He then went to work for Norman Cook at the Eastern Service Station on South Eighth Street. In 1973 he joined the Land & Williams Company in Fernandina Beach and was with the company working in various positions for almost 20 years.

In 1992 he joined the Palmisano family at Amelia Island Paint and Hardware where he stayed until 2008.  Since then, he has been working in the Scrap Metal Salvage and Mini Storage Auction business until his health failed. During his lifetime, he enjoyed fishing the areas around the Island.

He leaves behind his wife of forty years, Carolyn J. Williams, his daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and J.V. Cantave of Miami, Fl., his brother Wayne Williams of Fernandina Beach, Fl., his sister Brenda Varnes of Brunswick, Ga. three Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Church of God of Prophecy on South 14th Street with Pastor Scott Lockwood, officiating.

Mr. Williams family will receive friends following the service; at a reception to be held at the church.

He will be laid to rest in a private family service.

8 Condolences

  • James Hatton Posted July 31, 2017 5:18 pm

    My heart goes out the family. James was a great person to know.

  • Tammy Allbritton pamies Posted July 31, 2017 10:28 pm

    My prayers and hugs go out to my family.
    God’s grace and peace be with you.
    Love y’all.

  • Russell Fullwood Posted August 1, 2017 7:47 am

    R.I.P Booger all the enjoyable times at the skating rink,beach and just around town GOD Bless The Williams Family.

  • DAVID Pickett Posted August 1, 2017 8:59 am


  • Lynda Bunch Posted August 2, 2017 3:35 pm

    He will be missed. An island icon. All of us natives knew him. Such a nice man. Sorry for your loss.

  • HEATHER FRIEDMANN Posted August 2, 2017 10:02 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Carolyn and the whole William’s family. May God comfort you and your hearts always.

  • Janie Jennings Posted August 4, 2017 6:22 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you ‘Booger’ and the family. I have wonderful memories of Booger and the time we all spent together as kids. May you know God’s peace and His comfort.

  • MaLisa Fender Rembowski Posted August 5, 2017 2:45 pm

    My prayers are with you. My mom and I have known James for most of my life. James was a hard worker but most of all a family man. He always talked about Carol and Carolyn every time we seen each other. He will be missed by so many

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