Kenneth Eric ‘Sarge’ Williams

Published 1:36 pm Monday, March 13, 2023

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Mr. Kenneth Eric “Sarge” Williams, 78, of Lakewood Drive Road, Mocksville, died Sunday, March 12, 2023 at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury.

He was born on July 13, 1944 in Cabarrus County to the late Jessie Buren and Esther Mae Woodward Williams.

Kenny was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War, and retired from Ingersoll Rand. He was a member of the VFW in Salisbury, a member of the American Legion, and a member of the Moose Lodge. He was a very loving brother and a good uncle to all his nieces and nephews, and loved his dogs, Jack and Bentley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a brother, Jackie Williams; a sister, Linda Drane; and a brother-in-law, Jim Holt.

Survivors include: 2 sisters, Shelby Holt of Mocksville and Jeanette Ridenhour (Bud) of Mocksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express a special thanks to his caregiver, Austin Morales, for his love and support for Mr. Williams and his family.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 19 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Mr. Tim Williams officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 11 a.m., Monday, March 20 at Salisbury National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the U.S. National Guard and the VFW Memorial Honor Guard.

Memorials may be considered for: ALS, NC Chapter, 4 N. Blount St., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601; or to American Cancer Society, PO Box 11796, Charlotte, NC 28220.

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