Where Are They Now?: Bob Williams
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Where Are They Now?: Bob Williams
Bob Williams has been busy since running cross-country during his time at Lipscomb. He works as a sales manager for Dixie Sales Company, and spends his free time keeping up with his wife, Wanda, and his three children and seven grandchildren.

What sport(s) did you play at Lipscomb? What years? Who were your coaches?

“I ran cross-country for coach Dr. James E. Ward from 1964-1965.”

What is your fondest athletic memory at Lipscomb?

“Running the 180-yard hill at Percy Warner Park, it was a real killer! This was an exercise used to build leg strength. We built stamina and endurance when we were taken six miles from the campus and told to run back. This was our daily routine.”

Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Lipscomb? How?

“My coach, Dr. Ward. He taught us that it takes dedication and sacrifice to win a race. This same principle applies to our journey throughout life.”

What is your fondest non-athletic memory from your time at Lipscomb?

“Tuesday night devotionals, singing on the Alumni steps was always beautiful. Great memory!”

What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Lipscomb?

“Cross-country taught me to pace myself in life so that I could always finish the course. Men like Leo Snow, Batsell Barrett Baxter, and Willard Collins have been tremendous Christian examples to emulate in life.”

Who was your favorite professor? Why?

“Leo Snow. He spoke softly, deeply and deliberately as he taught the word of God.”

Where do you live now?

”Fayetteville, Tenn.”

His e-mail address is bwilliams@dixiesales.com

Who is your employer? What is your occupation? What does your position entail?

“I work for Dixie Sales Company as a territorial sales manager for the state of Tennessee. We are the largest distributor of lawn and garden equipment and parts in the United States.”

Tell us about your family.

“I married my childhood sweetheart, Wanda, she also graduated from Lipscomb. We have been married for 44 years, and we have three very successful children. They have blessed us with seven grandchildren ranging in age from two to 15.”