John Lee Williams, 86, of Sherwood died Thursday, April 18, 2013. He was born March 16, 1927, in Arkansas to Lawrence and Elsie Belle Mothershead Williams. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad and was a veteran of the United States Navy serving on the U.S.S. Intrepid CV11 in World War II. He was a member of Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church and a life member of Elk Lodge 1004.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Ruth Williams; daughter, Diane Lynn Palmer; parents; and eleven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include sons, Robert Wade Williams and wife Donna of Niceville, Fla. and Mark Williams of North Little Rock; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Elsie Marecek, of Sherwood.

A funeral was held Tuesday, April 23 at North Little Rock Funeral Home, a Smith Family Funeral Home. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park.

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