October 17, 2022, 79, Goldsboro –
David Earl Williams, 79, exchanged the embraces of his family for the embrace of his loving Lord on Monday, October 17, 2022. David was born in Wayne County to the late Lucky Earl Williams Jr. and Mary Howell Williams on November 12, 1942. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Bobby Grady, and uncle, Jack Howell, Jr.
For over 41 years, David was a dedicated employee of Dillon Supply in Goldsboro. Never one to meet a stranger, he enjoyed his time at work where he could talk with customers. He loved a good laugh, and nothing pleased him more than to get the last word.
As a member of New Hope Friends Church, he faithfully served as a member of the choir and joined in a weekly study with the Friends Fellowship Sunday School Class.
With a great love for all sports, David looked forward to catching a game on television or taking time to watch the race. If Nascar was on, you could plan on him being in his chair cheering on his favorite driver. Football season found him cheering for the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees were by far his baseball team. A star athlete in his own right, he was a valuable player on the baseball and basketball teams while a student at New Hope High School. He continued to enjoy playing baseball with the American Legion for many years.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center at New Hope Friends Church followed by a service to celebrate David’s life at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Andrew Hise and Bill Garner officiating. The interment will be in the New Hope Friends Cemetery.
David is survived by his wife of 43 years, D.A. Williams; son, Todd Williams and wife, Dannie of Goldsboro; and his granddaughter, Lexi Williams, the apple of his eye. He is also survived by his sister, Carolyn Grady; nieces, Kelly Race and husband, Damon and Holly Hardee and husband, Kendall, and their families.
The family would like to extend a special appreciation to the staff of Community Home Care and Hospice who provided wonderful care allowing David to spend his final months at home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in David’s memory to
New Hope Friends Church
4451 US Hwy 70
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.