George Edward Williams

Published 3:43 pm Friday, February 1, 2013

George Edward Williams, 88, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis.

Born in Gallion on Dec. 25, 1924, to Henry and Mazie Williams. He lived most of his life in Demopolis.

George proudly served in the Second World War with the U.S. Navy from 1943 until he was honorably discharged in 1946.

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After returning to Demopolis, he worked in the oil and gas business for many years. He owned the Texaco distributorship in Demopolis, where he worked until his retirement.

He loved spending time with his family, which was his pride and joy. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He could often be found on his tractor doing chores around his farm that he loved.

He married the love of his life, Frances Miller, on Nov. 2, 1947. They were married for 56 years until the time of her death in 2004.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mazie Williams; his wife, Frances Miller; and his son, Eddy Williams.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Keith) Owings of Lafayette, La.; daughter-in-law, Donna Williams of Lafayette, La.; granddaughter, Leslie Morrison of Tuscaloosa; grandson, Joshua Williams of Lafayette, La.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Joshua Williams, Gerald Parsons, Robbie Miller, Bill Miller, Willie Thorsby and Willie Daniels.

A funeral service will be held at Kirk Funeral Home in Demopolis at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 with visitation at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the funeral at Riverside Cemetery.