Earnest Ralph Williams

Published 4:21 pm Friday, February 7, 2020

Earnest Ralph Williams, 83, Hampton, passed away into his eternal Heavenly Home on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born Monday, June 22, 1936 in Watauga, Tenn., to the late Fred and Virginia Scalf Williams.
Earnest was a born again Christian. His heart’s desire was to love and be loved. He considered his children to be his biggest accomplishment. He loved tractors, cowboy movies, Charles Stanley and watching the evening news. He retired from the Johnson City Foundry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gilbert, Leonard, Fred Jr. and Herbert Williams.
He leaves five children behind to cherish his memories, Janice Woodby, Kenneth Williams, David (Jackie) Williams, Bobby Williams and Sandra (Matt) Turner; his grandchildren, Savannah (Dustan) Stout, Brent (Hannah) Turner, Kenli Williams, Erika Turner and Dezi Turner; his great-grandchildren, Gracie Ashton and Eva Stout; his brothers, Donald Williams and Buford Williams; and his sister, Joy Cooper.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, in the Cochran Cemetery, Hampton. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Landon Lingerfelt, JD Whitehead Jr., Fred Baker, Allen Boling, Albert Ellison and Eric Williams. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Dr. Suzanne Shine and staff and the staff at ICU, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, especially Jessica Hardin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Williams family.

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