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Browning Funeral Home

141 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS

OBITUARY

Merle Lee Williams

September 4, 1931June 9, 2019
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Merle Lee Williams, age 87, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Diversicare in Ripley, MS. He was born September 4, 1931 to Leroy Williams and Geneva Brandon Williams. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Merle was the owner of Merle Williams Auto Service for over 40 years. He was a member of the Pontotoc Masonic Lodge #81 and a Shriner. Merle enjoyed working on cars, boating, fishing and camping.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Jones and Rev. Philip Jackson officiating, burial will follow in the Victory Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is honored to assist the family.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Recie Matkins Williams; two daughters, Linda Williams of Brandon, FL and Brenda Williams Gotlen (Jimmie Allred) of Seffner, FL; two grandsons, Danny Todd and Jason Todd (Amanda), both of Pontotoc, MS; and four great grandchildren, Kaycee Todd, Mason Todd, Zachary Todd and Averie Todd.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers, Earl Williams, Preston Williams and Glen Williams and a great-grandson, Collin Joseph Todd.

Pallbearers will be Mike Montgomery, Red Tutor, Chris Matkins, Ricky Hill, Mark Jones and Steve Bramlett.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday and from 1 to 2 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75231 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mike Montgomery
  • Red Tutor
  • Chris Matkins
  • Ricky Hill
  • Mark Jones
  • Steve Bramlett
  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association
  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Memories

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Patricia Lindsay

June 11, 2019

He often stopped by my office just to say hi. I think he even worked on my car once. Sweet man. Loved his family. He will be missed.

Gary Williams

June 10, 2019

Sorry he’s gone. I would like to have asked him about our family, especially grand pa and grandma . Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .
He was always so kind and considerate to us.
Will surely miss seeing him when in Ms.
Gary & Barbara Williams
Jax, FL

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Biography

Merle Lee Williams, age 87, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Diversicare in Ripley, MS. He was born September 4, 1931 to Leroy Williams and Geneva Brandon Williams. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Merle was the owner of Merle Williams Auto Service for over 40 years. He was a member of the Pontotoc Masonic Lodge #81 and a Shriner. Merle enjoyed working on cars, boating, fishing and camping.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Jones and Rev. Philip Jackson officiating, burial will follow in the Victory Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is honored to assist the family.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Recie Matkins Williams; two daughters, Linda Williams of Brandon, FL and Brenda Williams Gotlen (Jimmie Allred) of Seffner, FL; two grandsons, Danny Todd and Jason Todd (Amanda), both of Pontotoc, MS; and four great grandchildren, Kaycee Todd, Mason Todd, Zachary Todd and Averie Todd.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers, Earl Williams, Preston Williams and Glen Williams and a great-grandson, Collin Joseph Todd.

Pallbearers will be Mike Montgomery, Red Tutor, Chris Matkins, Ricky Hill, Mark Jones and Steve Bramlett.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday and from 1 to 2 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75231 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com