Donald Lee Williams

February 12, 1954June 4, 2019

Donald Lee Williams, 65, of El Dorado, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. He was born February 12, 1954 in Hazlehurst, MS to Fred Edwin and Virginia Maxine Bradbury Williams, who preceded him in death.

He worked as a singer and a drummer in the Little Rock area for 20 years, Donald also appeared in Hot Springs and Pine Bluff. He was an avid bass fisherman and was a member of College Avenue Church of Christ.

Survivors include his daughter, Janice Amelia Williams; granddaughter, Bennett Nova Wougamon; sister, Gay Morgan (Larry); nephews, Thomas Morgan, Matthew Morgan (Amanda), Richard Morgan (Stephanie); great niece, Elizabeth Claire Morgan, and great nephew, Parker Lee Morgan.

A visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at College Avenue Church of Christ. Cremation services were entrusted to Young’s Funeral Directors.

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  • Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019


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Danny Sims

June 12, 2019

Have so many memories of Don walking down the street on Monroe st
He was a great drummer and friend
I was sad when Gay & Don moved
One of my first concerts was Don's band paying. At the municipal auditorium
Great memorie
God be with you Gay and rest of. The family

Jeff Hosford

June 7, 2019

My great friendship with Don goes back 50 years. I had the privilege of playing many shows with him on his drum set, always knowing how great he was going to make our music. I was more recently blessed to spend many nights and evenings with him as we were planning another project. He was a truly gifted musician and wonderfully giving person. I am forever grateful for my association with him.

Mary Lou Manus

June 7, 2019

Gay and Larry,
I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Mary Lou

Becky Harris

June 6, 2019

Gay, I am so saddened to hear of Don's passing. Of course, it's been a long time since I've seen him, but we had so very much fun in our younger days, probably more than we deserved. My profound condolences to you and all your family and friends who loved him dearly.

Kimball Barnard

June 6, 2019

He came over to my house sat down and really intimidated me, with the ease he played the drums. I wanted to play as good as Don. He could sing just like Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Rapid Transit, what fun band. Don was my favorite pitcher to catch, we had many a morning, afternoon, or evening game at the Boy's Club. Glad to hear he was singing and playing, so sorry for your loss.

-Kimball Barnard

Pam Carr

June 6, 2019

Dear Family I am sorry for your loss. I know it was sudden and hard to believe. I just spoke with Don last week. We went to school together. He was such a nice guy and a gentlemen . My prayers are with your family during this time. 🙏🏻❤️

Kathey Lloyd Bird

June 6, 2019

Have so many memories growing up with Don and his sister Gay. He and my brother Gary marching up and down the road playing their drums .long time good memories . he will be greatly missed good friend . John Kathey and. Bobby Bird and Gary GW. Lloydz