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Robert Clayton Williams, Jr., known to most as “Bob”, 86, of Oklahoma City, OK went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2021. Bob was born in Marlow, OK on December 8th, 1934 to Robert C. Williams Sr. and Margaret Williams. At the age of 12, Bob moved to South Oklahoma City which would be his home for more than 70 years. In 1952, Bob graduated from Capitol Hill High School. Upon graduation, he went to work at Oklahoma National Stockyards. In 1953, Bob met Peggy Jean Barnett and they were wed in 1956. The couple celebrated 64 years of marriage. In June of 1957, they had their first child, Kimberly. In 1957, Bob was drafted to the army and in 1958, he was requested to try out for the Honor Guard, finishing first in his class. Bob and Peggy had 2 more children, Kelly in 1961, and Robert in 1962. After operating a successful trucking company, he went to work as the assistant trainer for Jack Brooks in 1980. He worked with Jack for 16 years. In 1996, Bob went on to train for himself. Bob Williams of Bob Williams Racing is one of the most well-known and respected horsemen in the Quarter Horse industry. He took the most pride in the fact that all 8 of his grandchildren have a college degree.
Bob is preceded in death by
his parents, Robert C. Williams Sr. and Margaret Williams
his daughter, Kimberly Voyles,
and his great grandson, Josiah Tripp Cauthen.
Bob is survived by
his wife, Peggy,
his daughter, Kelly Britton (Jim Bob),
his son Robert Williams (Meschelle),
his 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren,
his siblings, Charles William's (Linda) and Luan Nail (John).