Edward “Ed” Franklin Williams, 90, of De Valls Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in his home surrounded by his children. Ed was born September 21, 1930 to Neeley and Irene (Howard) Williams. Ed married Donna Faye (Chesser) on July 19, 1951.
Ed Williams was a Godly man that adored his family and would do anything for them. A hard-working man that spent hours at the Riceland Dryer just to provide for his family. A veteran of the armed forces who served for the love of his country. An avid hunter who enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with friends and family around the campfire.
Ed Williams is survived by his three children, Loretta Whittenburg and husband, Charles of Valley View, Texas, Rebecca King of Stinnett, Texas, and James Edward Williams and wife, Janice (Edge) of De Valls Bluff. Eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one sister, Lucile (Williams) Prince and husband, James of Biscoe, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents Neeley and Irene (Howard) Williams, his brothers, W.L. “Bud” Williams and Earl Eugene “Gene” Williams and sisters, Betty Jean Williams and Hazel Overturf; his wife, Donna Faye (Chesser), and a great grandson, Shane Anthony Whittenburg.
Visitation will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the De Valls Bluff First Baptist church, service will follow at 11:00 AM. Ed Williams nephew, Boyd Riba will be officiating. Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff, Arkansas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen. Pallbearers will be Danny Baxter, Jackie Roach, Dustin Rogers, James Ed Williams II, David Inman, and Chris Krouskup. Honorary pallbearer will be Charles Ray Whittenburg.