Fred J. Williams, 80, of Dumas, passed away on September 19, 2019 in Little Rock.
He was born on November 23, 1938 in Mountain Pine, Arkansas and was the son of the late, Ira Bradford Williams and Edith Young Williams. His parents and one sister, Martha Milting, preceded him in death.
Mr. Williams moved to Dumas when entering the 8th grade and was a 1956 graduate of Dumas High School. He received a BSF degree in forestry from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and worked as a forester for many years before going into business himself. He was the owner of Dumas Motor Company and had been in heavy truck sales for the past 48 years.
Mr. Williams was a member of Dumas First United Methodist Church where he was very active serving on numerus committees. Civic responsibility was always a very important aspect of his life. He led and served on numerous boards and committees such as the Dumas Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, past president Dumas Area Art Council, past chairman Dumas Industrial Foundation and the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation. He was appointed to the National Ford Dealer Council at a young age. In recent years, he was privileged to serve as a member of the Stone Bank Board of Directors. Mr. Williams also served as a captain in the Arkansas National Guard, serving from 1955 until 1972.
Survivors are his wife, Loetta Sutton Williams of Dumas; daughter, Charlotte and husband Jay Parker of Houston, Texas; two grandsons, Stephen Parker and Warren (Sarah) Parker; and two great grandchildren, Cooper and Cameron Parker.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, at the First United Methodist Church in Dumas, with Dr. Tandy Hanson and Hardy Peacock officiating. Interment will be Monday, September 23, at 1 p.m. at Flatwoods Cemetery in Mountain View, Arkansas.
Memorials in memory of Mr. Williams may be made to American Cancer Society to:
P.O. Box 720295
Oklahoma City, OK 73172-0295
Dumas First United Methodist Church
230 Court Street
Dumas, Arkansas 71639
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.