January 4, 1928 – November 11, 2020
Cecil Eugene Williams, 92, passed away on November 11, 2020 in Bentonville. He was born on January 4, 1928 in Jane, Missouri to the late Oscar and Eva (Poe) Williams. Cecil served in the Korean War as a Sargent in the US Army. After 30 years, he retired from the Arkansas State Highway Police and worked for the Dandy Oil Company for the next 20 years. He really enjoyed it. He was very organized in every aspect of his life. Cecil most enjoyed traveling with his late wife, of 69 years, Lena, who passed in 2017. Cecil is survived by his sons, David Williams and his wife, Sally of Bentonville and Mark Williams and his wife, Cheryl of Bentonville; brother, George Williams of Texas; brother-in-law, Pete Smith of Centerton; brothers-in-law, Gary Smith of Oklahoma and Raymond Smith of South Carolina, whom Cecil and Lena raised after the death of their mother; grandchildren, Shonda (Charley) Hudson; great-grandchildren, Kimberley and Matthew Hudson. Visitation will be on Monday 10-12pm at Rollins Funeral Home Stateroom, in the office building. Burial will be private at Centerton Cemetery.
- Mark Williams (Cheryl), Son
- David William (Sally), Son
- George Williams, Brother
- Pete Smith, Brother-in-law
- Gary Smith, Brother-in-law
- Raymond Smith, Brother-in-law
- Shonda Hudson (Charley), Granddaughter
- Kimberley Hudson, Great Granddaughter
- Matthew Hudson, Great Grandson
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Monday, November 16, 2020
November 14, 2020
I always enjoyed waiting on Cecil and Lena at the bank. They were both very nice and always seemed happy. Yes, he did call me his Cowgirl, always laughed about me chasing the cows.
Sorry for your loss, keeping the family in my prayers.
Julie & Terry Puryear
November 14, 2020
Wow! Looking at all those pictures; Cecil was a very handsome man and lived his life to the fullest! I remember Cecil as a very kind man and always a pleasure to wait on at the bank, even tho his favorite was Miss Rhonda, his little cowgirl! May your memories provide you comfort in this time of loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Sincerely, Terry & Julie Puryear