Williams is survived by his wife Annie. The couple recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary earlier this month. After years of performing, Williams retired in 2018. He was gifted a key to the city of Tupelo for his work and contributions in not only enriching the city through music but being a proud native son.
Known as the “Godfather” of quartet music, Williams began his career with the QC’s in 1968 before recording their first piece of music together in 1970. Together, they’ve released 13 albums since 1996, with their final album, Memphis Gospel, Live! arriving in 2015.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williams family during this difficult time.