Mr. Marion Russell Williams, age 86 died at the Hunter Hill Nursing and Rehab Facility in Rocky Mount, NC on Monday, January 6, 2014. He was a native of Nash County born to the late Ada Batchelor Williams and the late Earnest K. Williams. Mr. Williams join the US Navy during World War II, at the age of seventeen and served his country for a term of four years. During his services he was stationed in the South Pacific spending much of his time in the Philippines. He along with his two brothers, Clayton and Red were the owners and operators of the Friendly Grill in Enfield, NC. During the 1960s, he became the sole owner of the grill which he continued to operate. The Friendly Grill was opened in Enfield for some fifty years. He was a member of the Enfield Baptist Church and also a member of the VFW. Mr. Williams dealt in real estate and love collecting antique cars.
Along with his parents Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his sisters, Eula Davis and Ella Balance, and brothers, Clayton, Jack, Manuel Red, Tom and Max Williams.
Mr. Williams is survived by five sons; Leslie Brent Williams of Rocky Mount, NC, Philip McDonald Williams and his wife Judith of Loganville, GA, Timothy Stewart Williams of Rocky Mount, NC, Gary Russell Williams and his wife Sherri of Nashville, NC, Tracy Alan Williams of Atlanta, GA, four granddaughters; Brittany Williams of Greenville, NC, Taylor Williams of Blounts Creek, NC, Logan Williams of Nashville, NC, Marielle Williams of Logansville, NC, two grandsons, Colby Williams of Nashville, NC and Zachery Williams of Rocky Mount, NC, one great-grandson, Brayden Windley of Blounts Creek, NC and one sister, Millie Bryan of Rocky Mount, NC.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Williams family.