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June 1, 1926 — Sept. 23, 2019
Carl Vernon Williams Sr., 93, of Wilson, passed away Monday. A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 4828 Frank Price Church Road, Wilson. The Rev. Bill Groce will officiate.
The family will receive friends Thursday following the service at Daniels Chapel and other times at the home of his daughter, Carla Bryant.
Carl graduated from Atlantic Christian Collage and ECU. He was the principal of Middlesex Elementary School. He was an avid ECU fan, Pirate Club member and Fike High School sports booster. Carl was a former councilman in the town of Atlantic Beach and was a stalwart defender of water accesses.
Carl is survived by his daughter, Carla Bryant, and husband, Dick, of Wilson; his sons, Carl “Bubba” Williams Jr., and wife, Joy, of Pikeville, Perry Williams, and wife, Diane, of Chocowinity and Spencer Williams, and wife, Trina, of Wilson; grandchildren, Randy Young, Leigh Ann Bryant, Scott Williams, Amy Alligood, Madison Williams, Drayton Williams and Elery Williams; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Haleigh, Bryce, Conner, Coleman, Levi, Carleigh and Maddox; sisters, Bonnie Stophel of Eden and Llewellyn Jones of Wilson; and his brother, Bill Williams of Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Williams; infant son, Henry Williams; and his brother, Norman Williams.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Carl’s memory to Daniels Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 4828 Frank Price Church Road, Wilson, NC 27893 or the American Heart Association, 3219 Landmark Street, Suite 9A, Greenville, NC 27834.
Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.