Edwin 'Ed' Williams

Edwin 'Ed' Williams

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Edwin “Ed” Pierce Williams, Sr., 96, husband of the late Ann Lewis Williams, passed away April 2, 2023.

A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, born on March 10, 1927, to the late Harry F. Williams, Sr. and Florence Salley Williams, at the age of four, his family moved to Easley, South Carolina. When he was in the 10th grade, the family moved to Whitmire, South Carolina, where he graduated high school. Ed graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1950; he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served during World War II and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He and the love of his life, Ann Lewis Williams, were married December 27, 1952. His employment included Southern Bleachery, J.P. Stevens, and Binswanger Glass Company, where he was office manager until his retirement in 1987. He was a volunteer with Greer Community Ministries, Greer Christian Learning Center, Greenville Hospital, and Center-Quest. Ed had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greer since 1954. He was an avid woodworker and was known for his picture framing.

Surviving are three sons, E. Pierce Williams, Jr. (Terry) of Greer, David L. Williams (Cheryl) of Marietta, and Mark S. Williams (Laura) of Greer; eight grandchildren, April W. McWhite (David), Christy W. Nacita (Elijah), Rachael W. Hack (Andy), Ashley D. Barrett (Rayne), Tonya M. Williams, Brandi W. McKinney (Chad), Kyle B. Williams, and Lydia G. Williams; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church Greer, conducted by Rev. Will Shelburne. Private committal services will be held.

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2023, at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to Christian Learning Center, P.O. Box 2013, Greer, SC 29652 or Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373, Greer, SC 29652.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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