William S. "Bill" Williams

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

William S. "Bill" Williams, 91, a resident of Brighton Ridge in Eureka Springs passed away on February 8.

He was born March 27, 1919 in Denver, Colo., to John Montague and Phoebe Speer Williams. There were two brothers, Alfred and Clifford "Buster" Williams.

Bill attended Fort Smith Public Schools and was traffic manager of Mercury Motors Inc., in Fort Smith when inducted into the United States Army for service during World War II. He returned from the Army to serve as secretary-treasurer of Mercury Motors until the freight line sold in 1994, when he retired.

He was a member of St. John's and St. Bartholomew Episcopal Churches in Fort Smith and St. James Episcopal Church in Eureka Springs. As a young man, he served as treasure of St. John's for 23 years.

William has four surviving nieces and nephews, Alfred Williams Jr. of Little Rock; Phoebe Kutait of Little Rock; Jim Williams of Holiday Island; and Marcia Crumpton of Homosassa, Fla.

A graveside service with burial of cremains will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Forest Park cemetery in Ft. Smith with Rev. Jeff Champlain officiating. There will be no visitation. Services and cremation are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to St. John's Episcopal Church, 215 N. 6th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901; St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 2701 Old Greenwood Rd., Fort Smith, AR 72903; or St. James Episcopal Church, 34 Prospect Ave., Eureka Springs, AR 72632.