Charlie Lee Williams

Published 10:55 am Friday, March 31, 2023

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Charlie Lee Williams, 86, of Woodleaf, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2023 at Trellis Supportive Care in Winston Salem.

He was born April 23, 1936 in Salisbury to the late John Hunter Williams and Elizabeth Murph Williams. Charlie lived a life of service. For over 40 years, he served as a Senior Deacon of Edgewood Baptist and Woodleaf Baptist churches. He was also the former fire Chief of Scotch Irish Volunteer Fire Department. He served at the Rowan Correctional and Piedmont Correctional institutes during their weekly worship services for over 15 years. He retired from Fiber Industries/Celanese after 28 years in maintenance.

He was a loving friend to many, dedicated his life to sharing Jesus with others, loved his family deeply and spending time with them was his favorite activity.  He was a compassionate, humble, loving spirit who touched so many lives.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by son-in-law, Timothy Earnhardt.

Charlie is survived by: his wife, Elizabeth “Libby” Williams; daughter, Cheryl Earnhardt of Woodleaf; son, Chris Williams of Woodleaf; granddaughter, Jessica Cofer (Casey); grandson, Caleb Link; and 4 great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service held at Woodleaf Baptist Church on Sunday, April 2 at 5 p.m. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials: Woodleaf Baptist, PO Box 360 Woodleaf, NC 27054.

Carolina Cremation is honored to serve the Williams family. Online condolences: