Frankie Williams, 81, of Crossett, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2022. He was born November 3, 1941, to his parents, Leanzie and Ardis Ashley Williams, and was a member of South Main Baptist Church.
Frankie grew up in Beekman, Louisiana logging with his dad. He later acquired his CDL license and drove trucks for many years for the Alton Box Plant in Crossett. At their closure, he began driving for the Georgia Pacific Chemical Plant where he eventually retired closing out a forty-three-year career.
Frankie was an avid outdoorsman. If he wasn’t working, he was tending to his vegetable garden, camping, or sitting in his fishing boat awaiting the next bite. Fishing was his passion and just as enjoyable as the catch, was frying them up afterwards, all while smiling and telling jokes.
Frankie was an easy-going God loving man who loved his church family and especially adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years, Pat Williams; one brother, R.D. Williams; and one sister, Peggy Guin.
He leaves behind two daughters, Amy Brantley (Darren) of Crossett, and Carla Ferrell (Lance) of Johnsville, AR; one son, Todd Williams (Gayla) also of Crossett; and one sister, Charlotte Jones (Jimmy) of Monroe, LA; along with seven grandchildren, Ryan Brantley, Lauren Cunningham, Chase Ferrell, Logan Ferrell, Colby Williams, Todd Williams, Jr., and Carly Carter; and twelve great-grandchildren, Blakely, Kylie, and Conner Cunningham, Carson and Alan Brantley, Dawson, River, and Kinsley Ferrell; Ava and Sky Williams, and Ayden and Gracelyn Carter.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29th, at the South Main Baptist Church, 2801 Main St., Crossett, with Bro. Roy Grantham and Pastor Brad Savage, officiating, followed by interment at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Darren Brantley, Ryan Brantley, Lance Ferrell, Chase Ferrell, Logan Ferrell, and Todd Williams, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Royce Swaim and Phillip Clark.
Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m., at the church prior to the service.
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