Leon Franklin Williams Jr.

Published: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 05:50 PM.

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.

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