Roxie Bare Williams

Published 4:06 pm Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Roxie Bare Williams, 78, of Blountville, went home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2021, from the Ballad Health Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn. She was born in Elizabethton to the late Roby and Blanche Vandeventer Bare.
Roxie was a graduate of Mary Hughes High School. She was retired after 30+ years of service with pharmaceutical companies in Bristol (Massengills, Beecham, Glaxo-Smithkline). She was a hard worker, loved Jesus, her kids and family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia McCloud, and eight brothers, George D. Bare, Jessie Paul Bare, Burl Dean Bare, Bob Bare, Jack Bare, William “Dude” Bare, Lawrence “Jr.” Bare and Luther “Buster” Bare.
Survivors include her husband, John Williams of Blountville; son, Steve Williams and Amanda Sherfey of Bristol; her twin daughters, Jamie Miller and her husband Jason, and Julie Massey and her husband Jason (Jay); two grandchildren, Mindy Miller and Jaxon Massey; sisters, Lois Dishner, Ruth “Bootsie” Humphrey and Betty Thomas, all of Bluff City, and Sue Harkleroad of Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Elena Baker Turner.
A graveside service to honor the life of Roxie Bare Williams will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 20, at Morrell Cemetery (Mountain View), Bluff City. Those attending the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Cross, Bruce Wayne Harkleroad, Michael Bare, John Michael Bare and Roby Allen Bare. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or the American Parkinson Disease Association at P.O. Box 64120, Staten Island, NY. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at
The Williams’ family is in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City. Office: (423) 538-7131. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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