Cover photo for William Boyd Williams's Obituary
William Boyd Williams Profile Photo

William Boyd Williams

August 20, 1948 — April 23, 2022

William Boyd Williams

Dear family, friends, and fans,

We are very sad to announce the passing of William Boyd "Bill" Williams on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the age of 73, following a long battle with kidney disease. He joined his Heavenly Home peacefully in the company of his children, Shae Craft, and Nick and Emily Williams, at the Community Hospice Center of Ashland, Ky. He was a loving father, big brother to five siblings, a lifelong entertainer, and loyal friend.

He was known to many for his musical abilities, which brought him the company of some of the best-known artists in the industry, including Fleetwood Mac, BB King, Seals and Crofts, Bruce Springsteen, Chet Atkins, Black Sabbath, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Toto, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and many others. He was once called a "musical genius." His talents spanned from lead, bass and acoustic guitar, drums, banjo, harmonica, and keyboard.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 30 at D.W. Swick of Wheelersburg from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

We kindly ask that donations be made to the American Kidney Fund in Honor of him or your charity of choice in lieu of flowers. Please copy & paste the URL below to your search engine to donate:

Thank you for your kindness, condolences, and contributions to honoring the "one-man show," Brother Boyd.

You can find his music legacy here:

Apple Music:


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William Boyd Williams, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Saturday, April 30, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 68

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree