BARTOW - Luke Edward "Ed" Williams, age 90, passed away from natural causes Sunday, December 30, 2012 in Bartow.
Born December 25, 1922 in Fort Meade, he was the son of the late W.R. and Asunda Williams. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII in the Pacific Theatre. Mr. Willams was an active member of the Bartow First Baptist Church, a member of the American Legion Post #3, and he was a member of the Masonic Tuscin Lodge #6 of Bartow. He also was a longtime member of the Bartow Lions Club.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Connie L. Williams. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances L. Williams of Bartow, a son, Larry Williams of Lakeland, a daughter of Linda Holcomb and husband Ed of Lakeland, a special friend Stephen Garcia of Lakeland, a brother W.R. Williams of Oconee, IL, four grandchildren: Robbie Davis (Deeanne), Joy L Sears, Russ Holcomb, Michelle Holcomb, six, great grandchildren: Jessica, Mary Frances, Olivia, Avery, Luke, and Faith.
The family will receive friends Thursday, January 3rd from 1PM to 2PM at the Bartow First Baptist Church, 410 East Church Street. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00PM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , the Florida Baptist Children's Home or the . Condolences to the family at


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