KINSTON – Frank Edwin Williams died Thursday evening, 13 March 2014, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. He was 86 years old. He was born and raised in Upper Darby, PA. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga after serving two years in the Merchant Marines and the Army. He retired in Kinston after working for over forty years with DuPont: with the Chattanooga Nylon Plant, the Seaford Nylon Plant with the Fiber V (Dacron) Prototype group, and the Kinston Dacron Plant since the 1953 start up. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and sang in the choir. He was a member of the Kinston Golden-K Kiwanis Club. Also, he hiked sections of the Appalachian Trail and was a member the Appalachian Trail Club and Conservancy for many years. He also enjoyed jogging. Survivors include his wife Shirley Maxey; sons Stephen Maxey and Franklin Kirk; grandchildren Frank Gaston Rubio and Nicholas Vachel Rubio, Kira Magdelaine Jane, and Brice Romney Maxey Williams. Memorial donations may be sent to the Kinston First Presbyterian Church, 2101 N. Heritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501; the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, PO Box 807, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-0807; or to the cause of your choice. A memorial service will be held at 4p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Doctor Wanda Neely officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Sign the guestbook at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Edwards Funeral Home
702 North Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28501
Published in Free Press from Mar. 15 to Mar. 18, 2014