Born March 24, 1923, in Portageville, Mo., son of the late Walter and Ezella Williams, he was a U.S. veteran, having served in WWII, he was employed at Oscar Meyer, he was a farmer and he owned the South End Cafe in Hayti Heights, Mo. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Gobler branch of the NAACP.
Survivors include one son, Ray Williams, and wife, Phyllis, of Toledo, Ohio; three daughters, Chesterlon Williams, of Gobler, Cora Flynn and husband, Tony, of St. Louis, Mo., and LeVonne Loman, of Caruthersville, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Cora Lee Williams and Jessie Mae Estell; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.