In Loving
Memory

Franklin Edward Williams

May 10, 1928 – July 3, 2024

Franklin Edward Williams, 96, of Louisa, passed away peacefully at UVA Hospital on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 after failing health for several weeks. Frank was born May 10, 1928 in Mineral, VA to his parents, Willie W. and Susie Perry Williams, who preceded him in death. Frank was also preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Carter Williams, who passed suddenly after 27 years of marriage; and second wife of 49 years, Lucille Carter Williams. Frank always said he was blessed by two wonderful wives in his life. Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Johnny and Richard Williams.

Frank was blessed to be taken in and raised from his childhood to joining the U.S. Army by a loving family, Walter and Sally Carter of the Byrd Mill Community (Harry Carter’s grandparents). Frank was often overheard saying that Walter and Sally Carter showed him true love and gave him a real home, for which he was always grateful.

Frank served in the Army under Occupation Japan, and he was very proud of serving his country.

He is survived by his niece, Virginia W. Hottinger; a step-son, James Allen Harlow; granddaughter, Jessica Harlow; special cousin, Shirley Clough; and many nieces, nephews and special friends. Frank was very grateful to Harry and Delmayne (“Tudy”) Carter and their family for the love and compassion shown to him over the years, especially since Lucille’s passing.

Frank retired from the City of Richmond, VA as a manager/supervisor of Public Works after many years of service and he received many commendations. Frank moved to Louisa, VA after marrying Lucille, retiring, and then working for Seay’s Furniture for numerous years. After retirement from Seay’s, you could find Frank and Lucille enjoying fellowship at the Betty Queen Center, where they acquired lifelong friends. They loved to sing at nursing homes, and loved to listen to gospel and blue grass. They were a couple and always did everything together.

Frank was a devoted lifetime member of Macedonia United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and attended faithfully until his health declined. He was also a member of the Richmond Chapter of Masonic Lodge for many years. He was a good neighbor and will be greatly missed. After Lucille’s death, Frank spent the last year and a half at Spring Oak Assisted Living in Louisa, VA.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3pm on Monday, July 8, 2024 at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa, VA. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa, VA immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in Franks’s memory can do so be making checks payable to Louisa Educational Foundation, designated for a “Franklin and Lucille Williams Scholarship Fund” to benefit students attending Louisa High School desiring to attend a trade school, c/o Anthony Carter, 783 Ridgemont Drive, Louisa, VA 23093.

Visitation

Location

Woodward Funeral Home

200 Fredericksburg Ave

Louisa, VA 23093

Date

Monday, July 8, 2024

Time

2-3pm

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Funeral Service

Location

Woodward Funeral Home

200 Fredericksburg Ave

Louisa, VA 23093

Date

Monday, July 8, 2024

Time

3pm

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Committal Service

Location

Hillcrest Cemetery

175 Oak Leaf Dr.

Louisa, VA 23093

Date

Monday, July 8, 2024

Time

Following Service

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