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Eugene Williams

May 16, 1925 January 28, 2019
Eugene Williams
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Eugene Williams 1925 – 2019

Eugene Williams entered heaven with a glorious welcome Monday, January 28. For the last 19 years chronic hip and foot pain made mobility difficult, but he bore his affliction with quiet endurance which was a hallmark of his character.

Eugene was born May 16, 1925 in Wellington, Alabama to Charles and Pearl Williams. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles and his wife Ruth.

Eugene was drafted into the Army when he was 18 years old and participated in the D-Day invasion as well as serving in the European War Theater. Wounded in Germany from an explosion, he was to hear news of WWII’s end while recovering in the hospital. For Eugene’s service during war time he received a purple heart and four medals.

After the war Eugene came to know Christ and heeded the call to ministry. His preparation included a BA from Southeastern University and a Master’s degree from Auburn University. At Southeastern he met his wife Ruth (Hardy) and they married September 9, 1950. Three children followed with Kenneth (Susan), Faye (Joe) Lenna and Stephen (Lisa).
Ministry as a missionary sent his family to Kinshasa, Congo followed by a later trip which sent him along with wife Ruth to Dakar, Senegal. Ruth partnered with Eugene to pioneer and pastor churches in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Eugene is survived by his 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Eugene lived a life dedicated to the call of His Savior as a young adult and even into his retirement as pastor to four Methodist congregations and volunteering as a Bible teacher while in assisted living.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 11:00 am with a viewing one hour prior at Heath Funeral Chapel. Committal will follow at Florida National Cemetery at 2 pm.


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Visitation

Monday

4

Feb

10:00 AM 2/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
Heath Funeral Chapel

328 S Ingraham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Heath Funeral Chapel
328 S Ingraham Ave Lakeland 33801 FL
United States

Service

Monday

4

Feb

11:00 AM 2/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
Heath Funeral Chapel

328 S Ingraham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Heath Funeral Chapel
328 S Ingraham Ave Lakeland 33801 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Florida National Cemetery Final Resting Place

6502 SW 102nd Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513

6502 SW 102nd Ave Bushnell 33513 FL
United States
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