Robert Leland Williams

Robert Leland Williams was born in Creston British Columbia, Canada on March 18, 1951 to Jerold Ray Williams and Fayila Maureen Blackmore. He moved to Hildale, Utah at the age of 2 where he grew up and lived a beautiful life, married Susan Irene Bauer and Mildred Barlow and built a home where he passed at the age of 68 on March 9, 2020.

He and his family shared an unbreakable bond. He was a caring and attentive husband. He was a loving father, demonstrating honesty through example. As a grandfather, he loved spoiling his grand kids with attention and play – and was ecstatic to see his family grow even more with his recent great grandchildren. Robert lived a simple life which he made beautiful. His biggest pride was that he had a large family that loved each other unconditionally. With two wives, each with 6 boys and 6 girls, he always said he lived a balanced life. He had 24 children, but there are several dozen others that he took in as his own. He loved all sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys. His love for the Cowboys fueled a competitiveness that he passed on to his children. A lifelong goal of obtaining a college degree was accomplished at the age of 65.

If you ever knew Robert, it was a guarantee you were a friend. He had an open-door, open-arm policy. If you ever needed help with anything, he was the first to step up to bat. He was a storyteller, and coffee time was anytime. If there was a time you needed a friend, just start a batch of coffee and he’d be right there. He would regularly sit down with whoever was available and say, “tell me a story” so he could add his two cents. Robert loved his Gospel and often said, “the Gospel is true whether you believe it or not.” Even if he didn’t agree with you, he loved unapologetically.

His positive demeanor made him a natural fit as a bus driver for the local public school for the last couple years of his life. The children on his bus became the light of his day. His favorite thing was to get on the bus and say, “I know your parents!”

He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Brother Rodger and Son Nathan.

He is survived by his wife Susan, numerous brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family would like to invite all of his friends and family to celebrate his life at the funeral services on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 12:00pm at Hurricane High School. There will also be a viewing Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:00pm at Spilsbury Mortuary at 110 S. Bluff St, Saint George, UT 84770 and on Saturday March 14, 2020 at 10:00am at Hurricane Highschool. Interment will take place at Isaac W. Carling Memorial Park, Colorado City Arizona.

Family and friends are invited to sign his online guestbook at



6:00 to 8:00 pm

Second Visitation

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.


12:00 noon


Hurricane High School Auditorium
345 Tiger Blvd, Hurricane, UT 84737


2:00 p.m.
Isaac Carling Memorial Park
500 Township Ave, Colorado City, AZ 86021

Guest Book

17 Responses

  1. Farewell friend, it has been a pleasure associating with you and Susan! May God bless your family through this difficult time.

  2. Rest in peace, sir. Though it wasn’t often, I enjoyed every time i was around you and am a better person for it.

  3. Dear Susan, sending our prayers to you during this incredibly difficult time. We love you & Robert deeply & ask God to hold you close in the hallow of his hand.
    Love to you always, Morgan & Rachel 💐

  4. I worked with Robert at Plus one years ago. He was full of stories and had a lot of patience with me.
    My heart goes out to all of his family and friends affected by his passing on. The light he left will carry on in memories of him.

  5. Many memories of Robert umping the softball games and “re- creating” the rules!! Not recreating!! You will be missed!! 🥎🥎🥎🥎

  6. I will always treasure the memories I share with Robert and Susan.
    Robert had a unique sense of humor that brought light and laughter to his challenging experiences. He will be greatly missed.
    Susan is often found at the center of school and community events. Her infectious smile, and friendly demeanor, light up every space she enters.
    Dearest Susan… May your sorrows be comforted, and your loneliness filled with Love and Light!

  7. you will be missed, I am glad I got to know you. you were always happy, and you had great values. may you rest in peace. and may your family feel the love you have left in each of their hearts. lp

  8. Dear Uncle Rob, I will always remember you for your unconditional love, Amazing stories, bright cheerful smile, and that mischievous twinkle in your eye…!…and most importantly…the way you showed Aunt Susan everyday how much you loved her <3

  9. Robert was Carly’s bus driver. He was incredibly kind and patient. We are so very grateful to have known him, and for the exceptional care he took of the children who ride the bus. What a great man. We send our condolences and love to his family.

  10. Dear Cynthia, Trish and family,
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad. I’m glad to say that I was lucky to meet him and he was certainly entertaining over dinner. My love to all as you travel through this difficult process.
    Much Love, Cindy

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