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McNeill-Legacy Funeral Home
Friday March 18th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Rex Presbyterian Church
Saturday March 19th, 2022

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Lloyd Clyde Williams

Lloyd Clyde Williams (75), of Rex, North Carolina, entered into his eternal home on March 14, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Clyde was a beloved husband, father, Grandy, brother, uncle, and friend. He was born to Isaac Jackson Williams, II and Ethel Frances Crenshaw Williams on March 8, 1947. He graduated from Parkton High School, where he met his high school sweetheart and soulmate, Daphne Rose McMillan. He was the first student at Robeson Community College and worked for Pitney Bowes for 32 years. He served in the National Guard for 34 years, where he was First Sergeant of the Parkton Unit. He was a former elder of MacPherson Presbyterian Church, was on the Board of Trustees at the Holden Beach Chapel, and was a board member of the Lumber Bridge Fire Department. Upon “retirement,” Clyde and Daphne founded Hog Heaven Barbecue and Ribs, LLC and bottled their individual sauces and seasonings. They traveled extensively to festivals and events in their “Pig Palace” and to water ski tournaments across the country with their beloved grandchildren.

Family was Clyde’s top priority, and his greatest legacy is how he taught his children and grandchildren to live, not by words, but by his example. Clyde had a heart of gold and was quick to show up if anyone he knew or loved was in need. He would tell you that he was just a country boy at heart and an avid outdoorsman, who shared countless hours in nature fishing and hunting with those he loved. Wherever Clyde went, good stories and fun adventures followed every day of his life. Clyde made many of those wonderful memories with family and friends who were like family at Holden Beach, NC, his second home for more than 50 years. Clyde’s unconditional love and sense of humor is instilled in his children and grandchildren, ensuring his legacy will continue for many generations to come.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Daphne McMillan Williams; daughter, Allison Williams Blair and husband Jeff; son, Ryan Clyde Williams and wife Julia; his precious grandchildren, Will Blair, Wesley Blair, Walker Blair, and Saylor Rose Blair; his brother and lifelong friend, Isaac Jackson Williams, III (Jack); and numerous other special sister and brother-in-laws, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022, from 5-7 PM at McNeill Legacy Funeral Home at 319 West Broad Street St. Pauls, NC 28384. A celebration of life and military service will be held at Rex Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11 AM at 1291 Rex Road, St. Pauls, NC 28384.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McPherson Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, NC or the Lumber Bridge Fire Department.

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Recording of Service


Daphne I have so many fond memories of our time at ECU. Soon we will get together and reminess.I know he was the light of your life as well as your children and grandchildren. Pray for my brother and his family as David follows Clyde. Hugs to you all as well as prayers.

Annette Ford Mar 18 2022 7:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lloyd Williams

Annette Ford Mar 18 2022 7:41 PM

Allison, Johnny and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Linda Parker Mar 18 2022 7:01 PM

May God tenderly comfort the family & friends of Mr. Lloyd Williams during this most difficult time and give you strength to endure the pain of your loss.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Mar 18 2022 4:02 PM

Daphne, I am so sorry to hear about Clyde, My prayers are with you and your family. In this time of sadness God will walk you through every step of the way. You and Clyde went through a lot but he is now with the Lord and I hope that will bring you some comfort in the days and weeks to follow.

John Wilson Mar 18 2022 2:51 PM

It is with deepest Sympathy, I wish to express my Condolences to the family of 1SG L. Clyde Williams. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his wife Daphne, and his entire family, during this time of your great loss of a wonderful man in life and loved one. It was a pleasure to have known him, and to serve with 1SG Williams through the years in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Lord's Blessings to you all in this time of sorrow.
Mark Selzler

Mark Selzler Mar 18 2022 10:58 AM

I to was in that first year of Robeson Community College. That's were I first met Clyde . Clyde has always been someone I respected , he was a good man that loved his family dearly. I know you will miss him and I wi to. Praying for and your family.

Jerry Hall Mar 17 2022 8:19 PM

Daphne, I send you a Huge Hug Virtually until we can share one.I feel your pain and know that Prayers and Love will be with you during this time..So very sorry to read of your tremendous loss!!

Ruth Dees Mar 17 2022 10:41 AM

Such a wonderful family. Always a smile when you met them. Love always for all. Ronald and Viola McDonald

Viola McDonald Mar 17 2022 9:13 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lloyd Williams

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