JONESBOROUGH - 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.
Condolences may be sent to the Williams family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821