Jun 08, 1927 - Feb 12, 2017
Caley Vassar (C.V.) Williams, 89, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, formerly of Indialantic, Florida, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community.
Mr. Williams was born June 8, 1927, in Durham, North Carolina to Caley Vassar (Sr.) and Alda Ross Williams. He was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Indialantic, Florida where he had served as an Elder and a member of the Stephen Ministry. Previously, he had been a member at First Baptist Church, Melbourne, and First Baptist Church, Indialantic.
Mr. Williams graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in chemistry from Wake Forest College in 1949, where he was also a charter member of the Wake Forest chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Following his graduation, Mr. Williams began his professional career as an instructor at Chowan College. He left Chowan after two years to attend graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1952, he received his Master of Science degree in mathematics. He then continued his teaching career as a mathematics instructor at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. In 1955, Mr. Williams accepted a position with RCA Service Company in the missile test project at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. He was in computer and software management and served as manager of RCA Data Reduction and RCA Mathematical Service. In accepting this position, he and his family moved to the Melbourne area where he lived until 2016. In 1973, Mr. Williams accepted a position at Harris Corporation where he was responsible for the Computer Services Department, the Data Processing Lab, and all programming within the Engineering Division. He continued his work at Harris until his retirement in 1990.
While living in the Melbourne area, Mr. Williams was active in the Brevard Civic Music Association where he was a member of the Board of Directors, served as vice president, and was the talent chairman. He also served on the Governor’s Education Council during the governorship of Bob Martinez.
Mr. Williams is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Clarence Eugene. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Gertner Williams, his two sons and their spouses, Michael (Teresa) of Winter Park, Florida, and Mark (Alana) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and two granddaughters, Katharine, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Julia, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The family requests donations in memory of Mr. Williams be made to Wake Forest University College Fund, Wake Forest University, Gift Administration, P.O. Box 7227, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., in Piner Hall at Arbor Acres with Rev. Bert Sanders officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
You and your family are in in our hearts and prayers.
Ruth & David