Obituary for Claude Earl Williams

Claude Earl Williams died Saturday, December 25, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Earl is a native of Moore County, born March 10, 1938.  He served his county in the North Carolina National Guard.  Earl was a Correctional Officer for the North Carolina Department of Correction until his retirement.  He was a Mason, with Elise Lodge.  Earl was a giving person, sharing with others any way he could.  He liked to send letters and notes to his family, and also write poems for them.  Earl enjoyed music, especially Bluegrass and playing the banjo.  His family was very important, he was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather.  Time spent with his family was most important.  He was a son of the late Claude W. and Lessie McKenzie Williams and was preceded in death by his wife: Helen Louise Bruce Williams; sons: James Earl Williams, Ernest Claude Williams; sisters: Johnsie Johnson, Mildred Baxter.

Earl is survived by sons: Carson Alexander Williams, Robert Lewis Williams, Larry Wayne Williams and wife Angela; daughter in law: Beaman Williams Hall;  grandchildren: Keshia, Mandy, James, Brandi, Ernest, Crystal, Christina, Kaylee, Elijah, Alyssa, Levi, Jeremy;  20 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren;  brothers:  Billy Williams and wife Maybelle, Wayne Williams, Glen Williams and wife Janice, Clyde Williams; sisters: Pearl Shepard and husband Ronald, Doris Brewer and husband Wilmer, Helen W. Green; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, December 31, 2021 at Browns Chapel Chrstian Church Cemetery, with Pastor Hubert McLeod and Pastor Bill Reynolds officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Children Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 6000 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Williams family.

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