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Woodie Williams, professor emeritus – April 11, 2021

Woodie Williams, professor emeritus of Nutrition and Packaging and department chair, died April 11, 2021.

Williams accepted an appointment at Clemson University in 1964 and taught until his retirement in 1993. He was president and owner of Nutrition One Inc. for 20 years, serving as an international consultant.

He received his undergraduate degree in Agriculture Education in 1953 from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree in nutrition from Mississippi State University in 1960. He earned a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Biochemistry from Texas A & M in 1960.

He was employed as manager of nutrition of the Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis before coming to Clemson.

In 1997 Dr. Williams was honored with a Life Time Achievement Award by the SC Food Industry Association and in 2013 he was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Modern Poultry Industry.

He is survived by his wife. Winnie Vaughan Williams of Clemson; two children, Woodie Prentiss Williams III (Debra) of Atlanta and Wanda Ann Williams Vickers (David) of Charlotte and a daughter-in-law, Ellen Williams of Greer; two brothers, Charles Williams of Simms, Alabama, Jimmy Williams and wife Marlene of Seneca, and a sister, Ann Williams Jordan of Brewton, Alabama; and six grandchildren.

Williams’ full obituary is posted online.