OBITUARY

Howard Wade Williamson

February 12, 1920July 2, 2014
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Howard Wade Williamson, age 94, of Lowell, died July 2, 2014, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born in Lowell on Feb. 12, 1920, to the late Jessie and Nora (McGarrah) Williamson. Howard lived on the land that had been in his family for generations. The same land on which he was given life was later proudly tilled and farmed by him, giving life to plants and vegetables. He was a proud lifelong member of the Lowell Community. Howard served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European theater. He received a Purple Heart and was awarded three Bronze Stars for campaigns in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. In addition to being a member of the American Legion Post 274 in Cave Springs, he was a 32nd-degree Master Mason, Springdale Lodge 316 Free and Accepted Masons. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Lowell, a contributor and member of the J.B. Hunt Senior Activity Center, and was instrumental in the formation of the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market. Survivors include his daughters, Linnie Gramling of Springdale, Shannon Kendrick of Rogers; sisters, Mildred Miller of Elm Springs, Reba Gentry of Republic, Mo.; grandchildren, Eric Gramling and Brittany Kendrick; and great-grandchildren. Sam and Ava. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Dean Williamson; and the love of his life, Betty Williamson.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 7, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 7, 2014
REMEMBERING

Howard Wade Williamson

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Patty Dial

July 14, 2014

I was blessed to know Mr Williamson through veteran service office. We became friends snd missed his contact after I retired. He was such a sweet man. It was a joy to know him and help him. Hugs to him.

July 10, 2014

A beautiful family, wish we had been more connect with this part of our family.

Leslie Williamson-Cunningham

July 7, 2014

Leslie Williamson-Cunningham

July 7, 2014

Leslie Williamson-Cunningham

July 7, 2014

Leslie Williamson-Cunningham

July 7, 2014

One of my favorite memories was staying at Uncle Howard's and running around his house with Nebuchadnezzar chasing me!
I often talked to my students about my uncle and the stories he told me when he was serving and helping to protect our country. I am so proud to say he was my uncle. I know he is in heaven and singing praises.

Susan Moore

July 7, 2014

Shannon & family,
Sorry for your loss. It was an honor to get to know your dad through the senior center. Whether we were playing dominoes, pitch or just visiting, he was such a joy to be around. I'm thankful our paths in life crossed. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Julie Williamson-Stinson

July 6, 2014

My favorite memory was feeding the chickens with uncle Howard !

Cheryl Watkins Fiser

July 5, 2014

My heart is heavy with the loss of your daddy. He was a special man and I know he is healthy and reunited with your mom now. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

FROM THE FAMILY