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Mr. Rex David Williams Obituary


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“Bonnie and family, Rex is a great friend and we had a great time at work and having fun on the golf course. When I came by last time he looked at...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Brooks Batchelor - Apex, NC

“Bonnie, Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Rex is at peace and home with our Savior. Heaven will never be the same with...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Sally M. Webber - Annapolis, MD

“I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with Rex and get to know him. He was a truly wonderful man and touched everyone he met. I still...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Karen Grace - Durham, NC

“Rex Williams rests peacefully, once and for all, in the loving arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ having finally attained the Gift of Eternal Life. Rex...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Marlene Nickell - Cary, NC

“It has been an honor to have your trust as a member of your health care team. Rex was a good man and one of my all time favorite patients. You will...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: candace boyette - raleigh, NC

“Bonnie I want you to know my sincere prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of loss. My hope you are able to find God's grace and peace...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Marcie Murphy Nanney - Raleigh, NC

“My deepest sympathies to all of you. Rex was my boss at Raleigh Federal and he was the greatest boss I've ever had. We remained in touch all the...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Monty Coleman - Apex, NC

“Dear Bonnie, Greyson and Taylor: I was so sorry to read about your dear, sweet husband/dad's passing. He was truly a gift and I know how much you...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Anne Stempler - Raleigh, NC

“Although we knew the day would have to come,the profound grief is still there.. Rex was a fine man who faced his illness with courage and good humor...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Miller Sigmon - Raleigh, NC

“Although we knew the day would have to come,the profound grief is still there.. Rex was a fine man who faced his illness with courage and good humor...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Miller Sigmon - Raleigh, NC

“Rex was a wonderful and a caring, gentleman. He was a force in our support group and advocacy efforts and was the inspiration for many as he...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Sue Humphries - Raleigh, NC

“Dear Williams family, Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Nelson and Joy Haden ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Nelson and Joy Haden - Raleigh, NC

“Rex was always kidding around in high school. Rex always had a joke or would make you laugh about something...He will be dearly missed. Prayers with...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Andy Young - Holly Springs, NC

“Dear Bonnie, Greyson, Phil and Taylor, We are thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time. Rex was such a good-hearted soul. He...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Craig, Amy & Katheryn Burnett - NC

“Bonnie and Family, It's been too long and I am so sorry that we have been out of touch, but I have always considered you and Rex great friends. It's...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Dan Shuping - Kannapolis, NC

“Bonnie and Family, I am so sorry about the death of Rex. I worked with Rex at Raleigh Federal Savings Bank. My office was in between his and...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Nell Critcher - WAKE FOREST, NC

“May God be with you all through this time of grief. Rex had the most contagious smile and bubbling personality of anyone I've ever met. He will be...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Carol Parker Oliver

“Bonnie, Greyson, Taylor and Phil, Words can't even come close to the feelings that we are feeling for all of you at this really hard time. Rex...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Tom and Susan - Newaygo , MI


Rex David Williams of Raleigh, North Carolina died peacefully on November 6, 2012. He had gracefully and courageously battled ALS since 2008.
Born May 9, 1955, Rex was a 1973 graduate of Enloe High School. He received a B.S. in Accounting from N.C. State University in 1977.
Rex excelled in his chosen professional career paths in the banking and financial industries. His financial leadership as Chief Financial Officer was invaluable to the success of Home Savings and Loan in Durham, Raleigh Federal Savings and Loan in Raleigh, Cornerstone Bank in Wilson, and with Capstone Bank in Raleigh. Rex's character and integrity were the foundation of his body of work, his passion to serve, and his ability to empower those around him. These gifts are his living legacy.
In 2008 while serving as Chief Financial Officer for Capstone Bank, Rex was diagnosed with ALS and continued his role as CFO until retirement. During the last 3 years, with the purpose of his life defined, Rex worked tirelessly as an advocate for ALS awareness and fundraising for patient care and research. His courage and commitment to serve others were a testimony and inspiration to all.
During Rex's battle with ALS, his firm faith and relationship with Jesus Christ touched many lives. His life testimony revealed that where there is doubt, have faith; where there is despair, have hope; where there is darkness, see the light and where there is sadness, embrace joy. He touched numerous lives and inspired all who knew him with his sense of humor and beautiful, contagious smile. He will be remembered and loved by all.
Rex is survived by his loving and supportive wife of 30 years, Bonnie Sanders Williams; son, Taylor Rex Williams; daughter, Greyson Williams Wright and her husband, Philip of Gainesville, Florida. He is also survived by his sister, Kaye Williams Tomlinson of Raleigh; and brother, Jack Worth Williams of Garner. The family sincerely expresses their heartfelt appreciation to all ofthe compassionate, loving caregivers who have shown constant love and care for Rex andhis family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Catfish Hunter Chapter,120-101 Penmarc Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603.
Funeral services will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 6612 Creedmoor Rd. Raleigh, NC 27613 on Saturday November 10th at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Montlawn Memorial Park following the service.
Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, N.C. Condolences may be made at www.montlawn.com