Marvin Williams Jr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Marvin W. Williams Jr.
FOLKSTON, Ga.— Marvin Wharton “Cookie” Williams Jr., 80, died Nov. 5, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla., following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Wallace, N.C. to the late Marvin Wharton Williams Sr. and Nelle Bryant Colwell Williams.
Mr. Williams retired as a Regional Saw Mill Manager from Union Camp Corporation.
He served on the Charlton County Chamber of Commerce, the Charlton County Fire Board, and on the Folkston City Council for a number of years.
He was twice elected Charlton County Citizen of the Year. His lifelong passion as a Professional Train Watcher (PTW) led to the development of the Folkston Funnel which impacted tourism for Charlton County.
He served as chairman for the Folkston Railroad Transportation Museum which houses a large portion of his train memorabilia. He was a member of the Folkston United Methodist Church where he served faithfully in many positions.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Georgia Williams; three children, Susan (Neil) Burgess, Ann (Dale) Taylor and George (Cindy) Williams; four grandchildren, Gregory (Kim) Burgess, Amanda (Phil) Taylor, Chandler (Brandi) Taylor, and Karl Williams; four great-grandchildren, Jack Taylor, Bryce Taylor, Hugh Taylor and Brogan Taylor; and a father-in-law, George Steinbach, and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Williams and a sister, Bootie Gwaltney.
Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at the Folkston United Methodist Church at 3:00 PM with Rev. Dave Willette officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Folkston United Methodist Church, 1463 3rd St. Folkston, GA 31537 or the Folkston Railroad Transportation Museum 3795 Main Street Folkston, GA 31537.