Wolves officials have been in close contact with the family of Bert Williams since the legendary former Wolves and England goalkeeper sadly passed away yesterday morning.
Bert will be laid to rest in a private, family funeral service. The family respectfully ask for privacy at this funeral service and no further details will be released.
They would also like to take this early opportunity to thank the many supporters and well-wishers who have been paying tribute to Bert from all sides of the football divide and across the community.
To that end, Wolves’ Club Chaplain David Wright and the Williams family have begun planning a Memorial Service, which will be held at St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton.
The purpose of the Memorial Service will be to mourn Bert’s passing, but also to celebrate his life, along with Wolves representatives, the wider football family and members of the local community.
A date, and further details concerning the planned Memorial Service, will be announced in due course.
At Saturday’s home fixture versus Bristol City there will be a full tribute to Bert, and the family again very much want it to be a celebration of his life.
Therefore, Bert’s family have opted for a Minute’s applause prior to the game. The Wolves squad will be wearing black armbands for the game as the Under-21s will be at tonight’s fixture against Chelsea at Telford’s New Bucks Head. Further details regarding Saturday’s tribute will be announced in due course.
Molineux’s flags are today flying at half-mast and the Club has started a Book of Remembrance which has been placed in the Main Billy Wright Reception, Waterloo Road.
The Book will be presented to the family at Saturday’s game and supporters are invited to come down to Molineux to leave their own tribute message.
Alternatively fans can email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave their message via the Club’s Social Media sites.
Once again, Bert’s family and Wolves would like to thank everyone for their tributes and understanding during this time.