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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6 months ago

Obituary: Robert Wesley "Bob" Williams

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Mr. Williams, 75, of Windermere, died May 10, 2022.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Robert Wesley “Bob” Williams, 75 of Windermere, Florida passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at ORMC in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and son by his side. He fought a long and hard battle with cancer.

Bob was born April 5, 1947, in the small town in Windermere, Florida, where he spent his whole life. He is the son of Loren Roberson “Andy” Williams Jr. and Mildred (Rosser) Williams.

Bob was a loving and supportive husband, father and granddad. He is survived by Lavina (Maszy) Williams, his wife of 54 years; son, Loren Robertson “Andy” Williams and wife Colleen; and granddaughter, Loren Abigail Williams.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Margaret (Williams) O’Donell; his parents; and his siblings, Larry and Judith Ann.

Bob cared deeply for the Town of Windermere. His great-grandfather McMurtry bought land in 1918 on Lake Down. His father was Mayor of Windermere from 1951-1955. He was a fifth-generation Windermerian and spent his whole life living in Windermere.

Bob said: “Windermere is a very special place. … I’ve always felt that I owned the special town.” His wish was that everyone living in Windermere would feel the very same way.

Bob first worked as a night clerk at the Winter Garden Inn in Winter Garden, Florida. In 1967, he began working at Lake X, in St. Cloud, for Kiekhaefer Mercury Outboard until 1969, then worked for Triangle Auto Parts grinding crankshafts. Bob opened his own shop, Revmaster Machine, in 1972 in Windermere and then moved to Old Winter Garden Road.

Bob also purchased several commercial properties over the years, including warehouses in Orlando, a motel in Ft. Pierce and retail shopping centers in the Town of Windermere. He was a true entrepreneur with a vision to add value to the Town for the residents but keep it small.

The family has chosen to do a Celebration of Life for Bob in the Fall of 2022. Winter Oak Funeral Home and Cremations. 

 

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