Lieutenant Colonel “Coach” Curtis Williams

Lieutenant Colonel “Coach” Curtis Williams, age 68, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia, on January 22, 1954, he was a son of the late Shubert & Australia Blair Williams. Curtis was a graduate of Habersham Central High School, Class of 1972, an undergraduate of Piedmont College, and a graduate of North Georgia College where he received his Master’s degree in Education. He was a veteran of the Georgia Army National Guard, having served his country proudly with 28 years of dedicated service. Curtis retired from the Habersham County School System, where he taught physical education and coached football for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed being outdoors, traveling, walking, golfing and was an avid sports enthusiast. Most of all, he enjoyed precious time with his family and was affectionately known as Pop Pop to his 6 grandchildren. Curtis attended Free Chapel Worship Center of Gainesville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Williams Galloway; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Lewis & Dorothy Jane Strickland Waldrop.

Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Lynn Waldrop Williams of Clarkesville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Luke & Erin Williams of Demorest, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Leigh & Mark Teixeira of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Gus, Mack & Hattie Williams all of Demorest, GA; Jack, Addy, & Will Teixeira all of Austin, TX; brothers & sisters-in-law, Robert Carl & Beth Williams of Toccoa, GA; Ricky & Joan Williams of Clarkesville, GA; Howard & Marcia Williams; sister, Annie Mae Williams Crawford; brother-in-law, Joe Galloway all of Mount Airy, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends.

The family will receive friends at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville, Georgia from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. & from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

A private family graveside service will be held.

If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Free Chapel, 3001 McEver Rd. Gainesville, GA. 30504 or to Gideons International, c/o Habersham North Camp, P.O. Box 1855, Clarkesville, GA. 30523.

An online guest registry is available for the Williams family at

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