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Wayne Williams

March 5, 1955 ~ October 21, 2020 (age 65)

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Darrell Wayne Williams was born March 5, 1955 to the late Joseph and Charlene Williams in New Madrid County Missouri. Darrell fondly known as “Wayne” accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at New Home Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. G L Gladney.

Wayne enjoyed watching Price is Right, western movies and spending time with his family.  He also loved teasing people and making them laugh.

Wayne grew up in Broseley, MO and was educated at Wheatley and Poplar Bluff High School.  As a teenager Wayne met his true love, Irene Robinson and was blessed with two sons, Darrell and Kendrick.  He and his family moved to Chicago, IL where he became employed at Republic Steel. After the steel mill closed, they moved to Saginaw, Michigan then eventually moved back and settled in Markham IL.  Wayne was employed at Easy Clean Carwash in Chicago, Heights, IL.  Because of Wayne’s diligence and hard work ethic he was promoted to Manager.  He worked there for 25 years until he retired.

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, God decided Wayne’s work was done and called him home to be with the Lord. The love of his life Irene Robinson, son Darrell Robinson, parents Joseph and Charlene Williams, four brothers Leroy, Joseph Jr, Larry, and Kenneth Williams and one sister Ida Criglar preceded him in death.

Some people come into our lives and quietly go.  Others stay awhile and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same!

Wayne leaves to cherish his memory his son, Kendrick Robinson; three granddaughters, Charlene Monay Robinson, Monique Nicole Robinson, and Janae’ Lynn Robinson; four sisters Doretha (Issac} Cain, Chicago, IL, Yvonne (Joe Leo), Arrington, Broseley, MO, Sandra Keeton, Markham, IL, Jetta Williams, St. Joseph, MO; one sister in-law, Barbara Williams, Killeen, TX and a daughter in-law Tyreece Richardson-Robinson Crete, IL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff.  A graveside service will follow at 1:30 pm in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.  The Rev. Ronald McCain will serve as officiate. 

Cotrell Funeral Service is honored to serve the family of Wayne Williams.

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October 30, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cotrell Funeral Chapel
701 Vine St
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Family Graveside Viewing
October 30, 2020

1:30 PM
City Cemetery
1901 North Main St.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

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