Posted: Monday, April 4, 2011 5:29 pm
The Messenger, April 4, 2011
Finis Alvin Williams, 87, of Rives died April 3, 2011, at his home.
Graveside services with full military honors will be noon Tuesday at Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson, with the Rev. Jerry Leggett officiating. Pallbearers will be Kevin Griffin, Rick Cagle, Brandon Griffin, Shane Harris, Tony McDaniel and Dion McDaniel. Friends may call at Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in Jackson from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
He was born in Madison County, son of the late Albert and Elsie (Storms) Case. He was the widower of Frankie L. (Heidelberg) Williams, to whom he was married for almost 60 years, and was the adopted son of the late Roy and Eddie Williams.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a tank commander with the Seventh Armored Division during World War II. He was a retired supervisor for Colonial Baking Co. who began his career with the company in Jackson and moved to Union City. He had also been an auto salesman in Union City and in Memphis. He was a Royal Arch Mason of 50-plus years with Chapter 132 and was a member of Knights Templar and Union City Commandery No. 29. He was also a member of Union City First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters and his son-in-law, Carolyn J. Pittinger and Julia G. McDaniel, both of Union City, and Joyce and Charles Price of Rives; his sister-in-law, Beverly Williams of Louisville, Ky.; and six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, J.W. Case; his stepbrother, Glen Williams; and his son-in-law, Marvin McDaniel.