Mack Williams, 80, of De Valls Bluff, passed away on August 7, 2014 after a long 40 year battle with cancer.
He was born on January 14, 1934, in De Valls Bluff to Clarence and Bessie Brooks Williams. Mack graduated from De Valls Bluff High School in 1952 and began working for the Army Corp of Engineers on a snag boat up and down the Mississippi river.
Except for 2 years living in Germany while serving in the Army, he lived his entire life in De Valls Bluff. Upon returning from service in the Army, he went back to work on the river. In 1970, he began working at Remington Arms in Lonoke and retired in December of 1993.
Mack is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce Hall Williams; two sons, Vince (Michelle) Williams of Jacksonville, North Carolina and Russell (Shelly) Williams of DeWitt, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Caleb and McKenzie Williams of Jacksonville, N.C. and Erin Williams of DeWitt, Arkansas; one special niece, Haylee Chapman of De Valls Bluff and two sisters, Velda (Troy) Tacker of De Valls Bluff and Nancy Mason of Arizona.
Mack was a Christian and enjoyed attending church until failing health prevented it. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and so proud of his large garden, the fruits of which he shared with friends.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Saturday at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday, at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.