| Florida Times-Union
Walter Lee Williams Jr., a former Jacksonville City Council president, JEA board chairman and real estate executive, went to work on the morning of his fatal boating accident.
His daughter, Monica Hentschel, said he was in a very good mood and wanted to discuss some ideas he had for helping people with physical disabilities.
Shortly afterward, he left to get his 26-foot boat from the shop where it was being serviced. The 84-year-old was driving the boat to his St. Johns County home when he struck the Buckman Bridge on Wednesday, Sept. 30. His body was found Friday, Oct. 2.
Hentschel said her father died doing what he loved — boating down the St. Johns River. He was also an avid water skier.
Mr. Williams was a successful business entrepreneur whose Walter Williams Coldwell Banker had 13 offices spanning Jacksonville to Palm Coast when he