Robert “Gene” Eugene Williams, 75, of Middletown, Connecticut passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Hughes Rehabilitation Center in West Hartford. Mr. Williams was born and raised in Dade City, FL where he met and made many friends. He was the son of the Late Maggie Lue Williams. Better known as "Papa Gene" to all, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Gene lived over twenty years in Middletown where he worked for Greenwald Industries; was a member of Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church; served in the US Army during the Vietnam War; and was a member of the George W. Crawford Lodge #21 F & AM Mason Lodge. Gene is survived by his son, Robert Drayton of Freeport, NY; three daughters, Tracy Slade of Brooklyn, NY, Geraldine Ramsey of Detroit, MI and Neila T. Sanders of Detroit, MI; a brother, Daryl Williams of Dade City, FL; a sister, Cheryl Perry of Arlington, VA; and three grandchildren.