Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Franklyn "Foggy" Williams was born April 12, 1952, to the late Willis and Mattie Mae Ashley Williams in Kings Mountain.

He passed away on Jan. 15, 2014, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia.
Kenneth attended Davidson Elementary School, Kings Mountain High School – Class of 1970 HHH, and UNC in Chapel Hill. He assisted in the family owned business, worked over 20 years as shipping department supervisor at Anvil Knitwear, and owned Carolina Place Arcade.

He was preceded in death by one brother Arthur Williams and one granddaughter Mekayla Smith. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 30 years Glenda Tate-Williams of Kings Mountain, two daughters: Kolita Williams of the home and Joyce Hill of Gastonia, North Carolina. One son, David Gill of Gastonia, North Carolina and six grandchildren Taylor Smith, Jayden Smith, Kaydence Smith, and Lillian Mejia-Williams all of the home, and Chynah Doster, and Larry Hill III of Gastonia, North Carolina. The grandchildren fondly called him "Big Poppa". Also left to mourn are one sister Wilma Hillian (Timothy) of Chesterfield, S.C., two brothers Robert Williams (Monica) of Matthews, N.C. and Billy Williams (Dionne) of Leesburg, VA and a host of nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was a mentor and assisted friends and family members at achieving their goals. He was a dedicated husband, father and family man. A faith-ful UNC fan. Most people knew him as a compassionate, loving, generous, and inspiring.
Funeral service will be 3 to 4 p.m. January 25 2014, with quiet hour from 2 to 3 p.m. at Bynum A.M.E Zion Church located on N.
Cansler Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 24, 2014