Carl Gene Williams
Carl Gene Williams, age 80, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
He was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Washburn. He was 2nd of 9 children to Gladys (Gardner) Williams and Rolland “Bus” Williams. On July 17, 1969, he married Jan Williams of Oklahoma, who survives. They have two children, a daughter Carla Sutliff and husband Mark of Springfield; and son, Larry Williams of Monett. From a previous marriage are: a son, Harold Williams and Rita of Rogers, Ark.; Mary Ann Williams, Rogers, Ark.; and Ginger Collins of Perkins, Okla.; Also surviving are: a sister, Shirley Dean of Washburn, Linda Pippin of Bella Vista, Ark., and Julie of Little Rock, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Mary Williams of Gateway, Ark. and Nancy Williams of Carthage. He has a brother Jack Williams and Alma of Cassville. He had 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents Gladys and “Bus” Williams, his brothers Leon, Bill, Jim and Johnny. A son, Carl “Willie” Williams of Rogers, Ark, a granddaughter Stacey of Rogers, Ark.
At age 17, he joined the Army with his brother Leon. He was in for 20 years. Overseas duties were Panama, Korea twice, Vietnam and Greece. He received the Bronze Star in Vietnam. He was a Drill Sgt. at Ft. Sill 6 years. After retiring from the Army, he had a grain trailer for 20 years.
Family will remember his sense of humor and his love for his family and bluegrass music.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial with military honors will be at Washburn Prairie Cemetery.
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