Leon Franklin Williams Jr., 83, of Newport, died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Cherry Point Bay Nursing and Rehab Center.


Leon Franklin Williams Jr., 83, of Newport, died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Cherry Point Bay Nursing and Rehab Center.



He was a member of Riverdale United Methodist Church, where he served in most every area of leadership and oversaw many large building projects such as the fellowship hall. He was a founding member of Township No. 7 Fire Department and Craven County Water and Sewer.



Funeral was 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverdale United Methodist Church.



Burial was in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.



He is survived by his wife, Helen S. Williams; two sons, Leon Franklin Williams III of Lawrenceville and Gary Lee Williams of Newport; one daughter, Nancy Williams Lupton of New Bern; two brothers, D. Rexford Williams and Robert Graham Williams of New Bern; one sister, Mary Grace Campbell of Havelock; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.



Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home.