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Ernest Williams


Ernest “Lucky” Williams, 81, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at his residence.

Lucky was born in Johnson City, TN, son of the late Ernest Williams and Mattie Poore Williams. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sister, Barbara “Bobbie” Cole. Lucky was an active member of First Baptist Church Jonesborough. He was also a former member of New Victory Baptist Church.

Lucky was a brick mason and owner of Tri-Cities Masonry, Inc. for many years. He was blessed to work not only with his sons but also a wonderful crew of men who were more than employees, but close friends. Lucky left a legacy that his family is very proud of. He was well known in the Tri-Cities area for quality brick and block work.

Lucky loved his family and was a proud grandfather. He was a talented baseball player and pitched for Science Hill and in the city leagues. He was a quiet, kind, and gentle man with a heart of gold. He loved the Lord and exemplified Christian love.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Barbara Williams, Jonesborough; daughter Wendy Williams (Julie), Jonesborough; sons, Chad Williams (Karen), Jonesborough; Toby Williams (Christina), Jonesborough; seven grandchildren, Lyndsey Williams (Garrett Cook), Katie Williams, Kristen Williams, Dalton Williams, Cameron Tucker, Haylee Williams, and Isaac Williams; and one great grandson, Mason Cook.

The family would like to thank the nurses on 2400 and 2500 hall of JCMC, Home-Health Care, Aspire Healthcare, and Mediserve for their compassionate care of Lucky during his illness. Also, the family extends their gratitude to Dr. Alan Collier, Dr. Jeff Farrah, and Dr. Fawwaz Hamati.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Lester Morelock and Pastor Parker Street officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude’s Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Debbie Williams
Sorry for your loss. You all made me feel like I was a part of your family when I was a teenager. I hope you all know that I have always appreciated the wonderful memories. Thoughts and prayers to all of your family.
Gene geneo Edwards
Friends and family so sorry to see this , i did not know till just now! was so sadden to see this and Forever to have known Lucky. He was a wonderful man and had a wonderful family! The boys and the girl also and of cores you Barbra , much love to you all! May god bless amd keep you all close to the heart and the spirit ! God bless you all!! Gene
Rick Campbell
I'm so sorry to hear about Lucky. I don't get the newspaper and overheard a coworker talking about Lucky passing away. He was always friendly to my wife and I.
Jim &Frankie Collins
so sorry to about the Death of Mr.( Lucky) Willams.We had a chance to meet him at a Church Block Gathering at "Community Campus Church",Gate Ciry. Va. He was a Gentlemen &Great Servant for "Jesus". His Son & family was dedicated in Their Church also. Our Sympathy and Sorrow to All the Family,God Bless!!! Jim &Frankie Collins!!
Carola Leland
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Carol Bradley
I would like to express my condolences to Chad and his family during this difficult time. Your father and Barbara's husband was a very kind man. He wii truly be missed.
Trish Hambrick
My deepest sympathy and prayers for The Williams family. I grew up in the neighborhood where Lucky, Barbara and their children lived. He was truly a kind man. He and his wife went out of their way to help my mom who was a single parent of six children. They cared for us and showed us the true meaning of being a Christian. I know he will be greatly missed. God Bless the family and give them peace.
ouise Laws
I didn't know Lucky but my sister was Barbara's and Lucky's long time friend. It was through Martha that I became acquainted with Barbara. Barbara and family of Lucky Williams - I send you my heartfelt sympathy and my prayers