David Luther Williams

March 29, 1956December 31, 2020

David Luther Williams, 64, of Denver, passed away December 31, 2020 in Huntersville. Born March 29, 1956 in Charlotte, he was the son of Charles B. and Doris (Cochran) Williams. He was the husband of Karen Barnette Williams. A devoted husband, father and soon to be Grandpa, David was the founder of Eastway Wrecker Service. An avid fisherman, David was a licensed Master Yacht Captain, licensed auctioneer and expert mechanic. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Karen Williams; children, Tonya (fiance’ Sean Witherell), David (Kelly) Williams and Blake (Amanda Hicks) Williams; mother, Doris Duncan; mother-in-law, Thelma Barnette; sisters, Vivian (Jim) Cooper, Lynn (Jim) Fleming and Jo Carol Hardy; brother, Tommy Williams; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Williams. A private service will be held at Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial in Forest Lawn West. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United States Coast Guard Foundation. Due to the pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


  • Charles B. Williams, Father (deceased)
  • Doris Duncan, Mother
  • Karen (Barnette) William, Wife
  • Tonya Williams, Daughter
  • Charles David (Kelly) Williams, Son
  • Blake Williams, Son
  • Thelma Barnette, Mother-in-law
  • Vivian (Jim) Cooper, Sister
  • Lynn (Jim) Fleming, Sister
  • Jo Carol Hardy, Sister
  • Tommy Williams, Brother


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Barbara Barnette

January 14, 2021

Karri, Tonya, Sean, David, Kelly, Blake and Amanda

Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories of a life well lived comfort you in the days ahead.

God bless all of you.....

Babs, Brandon, Hannah, Jared, Chelsea, Brendan, Cameron and Darla

Cynthia Hill

January 10, 2021

First I want to say to Karen, Tonya, Blake and David Jr how sorry I am to learn of David's passing. Your family was so kind and generous to Jason and me. Not only were we able to have a honeymoon because of David and Karen but you guys were also there anytime we needed help. I could never repay u for your generosity. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

Wayne Arant

January 9, 2021

Brenda and I are so sorry to hear of David's passing. I have many fond memories of spending time with the Williams family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you in your time of grief.

May God bless each of you.

Wayne and Brenda Arant - Lake Wales, FL

Carrie Hicks

January 9, 2021

They were never obligated, but David and Karen always welcomed me and my little family into their home, during their vacations, at their dinner table, and around their Christmas tree. How my heart breaks for your sweet family as they try to get through this painful time. Heaven gain an amazing man to place among the angels.

Jeff Williams

January 8, 2021

Aunt Karen it’s jeff Williams I’m so sorry and don’t have the words for yalls loss!! But I wanted to tell u something about uncle David I’ve been self employed for 22 years now and I remember it like it was yesterday we was up there at yalls house chillin 😎 an grilling like we always did and I told uncle David I was going to go into buisness for myself and he told me son!! U can do it I did it so no reason !! U can’t!!!that meant so much to me!! I will always thank him for that it helped me belive I could it !!! Love y’all an miss seeing y’all let’s get together soon !! Love y’all Williams family!!!!

Jeffrey Barnette

January 8, 2021

Aunt Karen I’m so sorry to hear about David just want you to know we love you and you David Blake and Tonya are in our thoughts and prayers

Jeff & Crystal Williams

January 8, 2021

Karen We are so very sorry your loss our hearts break for you all . You & your family are in our prayers. David meant a lot to a lot of people .. He will be missed by so many . Please know even though we were not able to attend his service we have thought of you all daily.. May you find some peace knowing he was loved by so many people & meant a lot to his family friends Love you all , Jeff & Crystal Williams & family

Gil Banner

January 8, 2021 so sorry to hear about you lost...Blessing to you and family ..sincerely Gil Banner

Vivian Cooper

January 8, 2021

As David’s older sister, I have way too many memories to share. My favorite memory is when he was about 4 years old, and was the cutest little red haired boy I ever laid my eyes on. I wish I had a picture to share.

I was the oldest, so I spent a great deal of time taking care of my younger siblings since our Mom worked; so they became more like my children than my brothers and sisters. I’ll never forget that he loved to carry little frogs in his pockets, a fact that I discovered when I was doing the laundry and found one in his pocket that scared the daylights out of me. The memory of this little red haired boy, and his little frog friends, will live in my heart forever.

At a very young age, David got a job working at a service station in Mint Hill, and rode his bike to his first job. Then later on he drove a school bus in high school to earn money. He loved working and making money, and truly was an entrepreneur in the making.

David was fortunate to meet his wonderful soulmate and wife, Karen, who shared his ambitions; and with hard work and long hours they built a successful business, and a beautiful life together for themselves and their children. They have always been generous to their friends and family, by hosting family reunions and many get togethers at their home on special occasions. I’ll bet he’s cooked thousands of steaks on his huge gas grill over the years.

David had a very special, loving, funny, aggravating (in a loving way) personality that naturally drew people to him. Now, a beautiful, wonderful light has gone out with our loss of David, and he will be loved and missed forever by his family and friends.

RIP my baby brother, until we can one day all be together again.

Tina Rice

January 8, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers! God be with you all!
Perry & Tina Rice