Roy Selmer Williams was born 2 March 1916, the son of Armstrong Vaught Williams and Sadie Elizabeth Elliott. Husband of Mrs. Gaynell Guinn Williams, Rt 1, Elizabethton, TN
He died 14 April 1945
Buried at Caldwell Springs Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN

He served on the U.S.S. Pinkney APH2.

Photo courtesy; Angella Graybeal

The Elizabethton Star, 10 April 1949
Funeral services for Pharmacist Mate Second Class Roy Selmer Williams, 29, whose body arrived in Johnson City will be conducted at the Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Caldwell Springs cemetery.
PHM2 Williams entered service at Nashville, November 24, 1942, and received four weeks basic training at San Diego, Calif., four weeks at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Long Beach, Calif., and was then shipped to U.S. Naval Hospital in New Zealand, and from there to the hospital in Sidney, Australia, and then boarded the U.S.S. Pinkey in September, 1944. He was killed in action on Okinawa, April 14, 1945. Before entering service he was employed in the spinning department of the American Bemberg Corporation. He was also a member of the Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.

  • Rank: Pharmicist Mate Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 March 1916
  • Date of death: 14 April 1945
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Pinkney (APH2)
  • Theater: p
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Caldwell Springs Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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