C. E. Williams, 74, of the Green Hill community near Wilmar, passed away on September 23, 2016 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
He was born February 3, 1942 in Warren, to the late Clyde Edward Williams and Otha Mae Parker Williams.
He was a retired mill wright, retiring from AOP Arkansas Pneumatics, and was a member of Wilmar Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and loved his work. He played the guitar and loved singing in church and other places and was dedicated in serving his Lord. He was a family man, a loving husband, daddy and pappaw. C. E. was a kind and gentle man and was a friend to many and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Johndayln McDougal and her husband, Bobby.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, JoAnn Watts Williams of Green Hill; two sons, Charles E. Williams and wife Tina and Shane Williams both of Green Hill; a daughter, Cindy Williams Hicks and husband Kevin of Green Hill; two brothers, David Williams of Hot Springs and Johnny Williams of Wilmar; two sisters, Sharon Raley of Warren and Debbie Green of Hot Springs; five grandchildren, L. J., Ely, Hank and wife Amanda, Terri and husband Bud and Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Justice, Denton and Raylan.
Memorial service will be held on October 1 at 10 a.m. at Wilmar Baptist Church.