James Williams (4-24-18)
Dr. James Dodds Williams, known as Jim, was born July 2, 1941, in Oxford, Mississippi and passed away on Tuesday, April 24, in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Jim grew up in Ackerman, Mississippi and Savannah, and graduated from Savannah’s Central High School in 1959. He earned his undergraduate degree from Memphis State University. Following in his father’s footsteps, he attended medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis in 1978.
He practiced medicine in Iuka, Mississippi and in Counce for several years before moving to Nashville in 1986 where he practiced as a general practitioner and later opened the Nashville Vein Clinic. He retired from medicine in 2001 and relocated to White Pillars, the Williams family home in Savannah until 2005.
Jim was the son of Dr. Thomas Ricketts Williams Jr. and Pauline Bayer Williams. He was the younger brother of Thomas Richard “Dick” Williams.
Jim’s family includes two children, David Dodd Williams of Collierville, Tennessee and Tracy Williams Carter of Denison, Texas; daughter-in-law, Carole Woods Williams; son-in-law, Malcolm Kent Carter; and three grandchildren, Matthew Benjamin Carter, Rebecca Elizabeth Williams and Alyssa Grace Williams.