Valdosta Daily Times

July 13, 2013

John L. Williams

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — Mr. John L. Williams, 78, of Adel, Ga. passed away July 13, 2013 at South Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. He was born October 23, 1934  in Lowndes County to the late Asa Grady Williams and Pearlie Ruth Register Williams. Mr. Williams lived most of his life in Cook County where he was a member of the Adel United Methodist Church, The Roundtable, Masons and Shrine.  He was a visionary and astute businessman, John L. founded his company business on I-75 in 1963 in Cecil, Georgia. In 1973 he moved his business headquarters, Williams Investment Co., to Adel where he opened the King Frog. Over the years the family operated business has expanded into Lowndes and Tift Counties as well and is the second oldest Tourism business established on I-75 today.

He was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Joyce McCrary Williams; and a his sister, Vesta W. Thurmond. Mr. Williams is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debi and Paul “Mac” McNeal; his sons and daughters-in-law: Rick and Emily Williams, Mike and Deane Williams all of Valdosta, Ga.; Steve and Lynn Williams of Adel; his grandchildren: Andrew McNeal, Josh McNeal, John Williams, Matt Williams all of Valdosta, Jamie Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; Thomas Williams and  Kaysie Williams of Valdosta and Candace Williams of Adel. One great-grandson, Cooper Michael Williams of Valdosta.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the Adel United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery Annex. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Monday, July 15, 2013 at Boone Funeral Home, 1804 S. Hutchinson Ave; Adel, Ga.

Flowers will be accepted or Memorials may be made to the Adel United Methodist or to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed online at — Boone Funeral Home.