Mr. Earl Williams, Jr. departed this life on Friday, September 3, 2021, to be with the Lord.
Earl Williams, Jr. was born September 9, 1938, in Blaine, Mississippi, to Earl Williams and Gladys Cannady Williams. He moved to New Madrid, Missouri, and attended O'Bannon High School. Earl Williams married Rosetta Griffin, and this union was blessed with five children.
Earl joined his sister, Francie Williams Bolton, in Kansas City, MO, in 1965. He professed his faith in Jesus Christ and joined Greenwood Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO, where he was baptized and became a devoted member and deacon. Shortly after coming to Kansas City, he became an entrepreneur and business owner of his gas station and garage.
On August 27, 1988, Earl married Peggy Brown. Together, they continued his love for entrepreneurship by owning an upholstery shop together for 15 years. Earl joined Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in 1991, where he served faithfully as a deacon. As a result of his kind and generous spirit, he was loved by many. Earl’s Christian life and his love for God were demonstrated by his many acts of love and service to others. He had a passion and was committed to serving others. Deacon Williams was always willing to pray for any and everyone, and as "Mr. Handyman," he enjoyed fixing whatever needed to be fixed.
For his last 15 years, he worked for Jim's Disposal Company as a driver, where he also retired. He was an avid bowler for more than 40 years, and he loved to drive.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Gladys Williams; his son, Willie Earl Williams; brothers Edward Lee Williams and Johnnie Williams (Lueron); sisters Valerie Gilmore, Christine Mayo, and Rosemond Uneik Gilmore.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 33 years, Mrs. Peggy L. Williams. Children: Angela Louise Williams, Glen Williams, Lisa Williams, and Andrea Paige (Michael), and a special nephew, Vernon Williams who reside in Kansas City, MO. Earl was blessed with four bonus children, Cherita Brown of Phoenix, AZ, Walter Bolden (Rachel), Janice Haley (Daryl), and Leon Brown (Jamelle), all of Kansas City, MO. Two brothers Euguene Williams of Torrance, CA and Curtis Dwayne Williams of Farmington, MO; five sisters, Francie Bolton of Kansas City, MO, Gertrude Armstrong of Grandview, MO Tammy Gilmore of St. Louis, MO, Cynthia Gilmore of Sikeston, MO and Earlene Gilmore of Cape Girardeau, MO. one sister-in-law Easter Williams. He also leaves 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family members, and friends.
Funeral Service for Mr. Earl Williams will be Monday, September 13, 2021, 11:00am at the Watkins Heritage Chapel. Interment Mount Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the chapel. Service conducted by Watkins Heritage Chapel. Condolences may be shared on our website. Due to COVID -19 protocols, social distancing and face coverings are required indoors.
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