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In Loving Memory of Roger Williams

November 27, 2018
Roger Williams Songwriter

“I team up with amazing vocalists & creative songwriters to make not only good songs, but beautiful art.” – Roger Williams

Being a songwriter, Roger was the one that would love to collaborate and help set words to music. With years and years of experience, Roger was a very serious songwriter. Each and every song that Roger wrote was an original piece of music. Roger was a proud music publisher with his prestigious company, Improvise Music (BMI).

Roger was a professional songwriter with his music described as smooth with a majestic soulful flavor. His musical journey had a solid gospel quartet background, which enabled him to be a solid vocalist in delivering his accompanying lyrics. His writing abilities were only enhanced with his motivational self-taught piano skills.

Roger Williams Obituary

Mr. Roger Wayne Williams, 68, of Shelbyville, KY, died on November 27, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Williams was a native of Hodgenville, KY and the son of the late Murray “Petty” and Dorothy Edlin. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran and a member of Evangel World Prayer Center in Louisville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Jeffery, Murray, Gilbert & Joseph Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Williams of Shelbyville, KY; two sons, Roger Williams, Jr. (Joella) of Simpsonville, KY and Phillip Williams (Alison) of Louisville, KY; one brother, Richard Williams of Elizabethtown, KY; two sisters, Sharlene Williams of Elizabethtown, KY and Rosemary Turpin of Indianapolis, IN; one granddaughter, Avery Kaye Williams; brothers-in-law, David Shirley (Edorma), Ronnie Shirley (Debra), Melvin Shirley, William Shirley, Val Shirley and Stewart Shirley and one sister-in-law, Dorcas Murphy.