Carl “Red” Howard Williams, 71, of Watauga, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, February 4, 2013, at his residence. Carl was known by many names, “Fuzz,” “Red,” Dad, Pappy and Papaw, but no matter what he was called, all that knew him, loved him. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He was the son of the late George L. and Margaret Bowling Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Monnie Morton Williams, in 2010; two sisters, Lena Jones and Sandra Brock; and his brother, Earl Williams, who preceded just hours before.
Mr. Williams was retired, having worked 28 years at North American Rayon Corporation, Thomasville Furniture, and most recently for the Johnson City School System in the maintenance division. He attended Valley Forge Freewill Baptist Church. His pride and joy was his grandsons, Austin and Chandler Clark.
Survivors include a daughter, Carlena Clark and husband Bobby, and two grandsons, Austin and Chandler, all of Johnson City; five sisters, Iva Lee Williams and husband Jewel, Mountain City, Carolyn Campbell and husband Henry, Pearl Hilton, Patricia Collins and husband Donnie and Betty Hopson, all of Elizabethton; and two brothers, Harold Williams and wife Nell, Panama City, Fla., and Robert Williams and wife Dorothy, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The celebration of life service for Mr. Williams will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Music will be under the direction of Donna Shepherd, Loren Harris and Kevin Collins. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Lyons Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Hilton, Buster Lyons, J.R. Bunton, Kevin Collins, Jewel Williams and Charles Morton. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday to go in procession. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Valley Forge Freewill Baptist Church for all the cards, thoughts and prayers extended to the Williams family. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Williams family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.