On Sunday, Sept. 6, my husband and I were on the way back from Clemson, where we had been to fix our daughter's car, when our vehicle broke down. We were on I-26 near Exit 60 around the Joanna/Whitmire area. We live right out of Florence, so we still had about a 2 1/2 hour drive left.
Thankfully my husband knows how to work on cars and after checking different things on the vehicle, he finally found what the problem was. However, with it being a Sunday and holiday weekend he knew there was no way to get a part to fix the problem. But thank the Lord for Paul Williams, a very friendly, helpful gentleman who happend to be in the right place at the right time. He came over and asked if he could be of assistance.
When my husband told him what the problem was, Mr. Williams came to our rescue. He said he worked on cars himself and said he may have the part to fix the problem at his house. He only lived about 1/4 of a mile away so he drove there, brought back the part and it worked. He stayed around until my husband had the vehicle running again and we were on our way.
If it hadn't been for Mr. Williams we would have had to wait for someone to go to our home and get a trailer and drive the 2 1/2 hours there to get us and then drive 2 1/2 hours back to get home. Mr. Williams was a lifesaver and we were very fortunate to have had him there at the right time to help us.
There aren't many people out there these days who are willing to help a stranded motorist and Mr. Williams is one of those very few people that are still willing to help. Mr. Williams not only gave us the part to fix the vehicle but he even gave us a spare in case the first one didn't hold until we got home and he was only going to charge us a small amount for the parts, however, my husband gave him more for his generosity and help.
If anyone out there knows Mr. Paul Williams, you are very fortunate to know this man, have him as a friend, husband, father, etc. If you know him or see him in passing please let him know again how greatful we were for his help that day.
To Mr. Williams, thank you again, so very much!
Craig & Lynn Hill