Franklin Gene Williams
Franklin Gene Williams, age 77, of Birdtown passed away Wednesday January 10, 2018. Gene was born September 20, 1940 in Morrilton, the son of Cloudy Night and Elizabeth Ward Williams. He enjoyed restoring old machinery, trading and watching wildlife. His proudest accomplishment was his family and he loved being Daddy and Papa.
Gene is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bettie; 2 daughters, Dennie Gonia and husband Philip of Ohio and Suzanne Williams and husband Kerry Smith of Conway; four grandchildren, Ben Gonia, Hannah McClure and husband Ryan and Autumn Gonia, all of Ohio and Storm Smith of Conway; and six great grandchildren, Liberty, Baily, Jaxzen, Thomas, Hank and Dean.
He is also survived by one sister, Bettye Gray of Morrilton and two brothers, Edward Williams of Lancaster California and Roy Williams of Morrilton.