• 52°

Shelton Herbert Williams

Funeral Services for Shelton Herbert Williams, of Brookhaven are today, July 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven with burial at New Sight Cemetery.

Visitation will be today, July 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Mr. Williams, 93, died Saturday, July 14, 2018. He was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Delhi, Louisiana. His family moved to Lincoln County when he was a small child. He grew up on his family’s farm on New Sight Road and graduated from New Sight School. He served in World War II in the Army Corp of Engineers, both during the war and in the rebuilding of Europe after the war. His unit was among those who landed at Normandy on D-Day. He served with honor and was awarded many medals, including the Bronze Star.

He returned to Brookhaven, where he met and married his loving wife, Sarah. Soon after, they moved to Wyoming where he spent 20 years working in the oil drilling business and raised three children. When he returned to Brookhaven, he partnered with his brother, James, as owners of Southwest Paving Company until he retired.

He was a longtime member of New Sight Baptist Church. He loved traveling and spent many retirement years doing so. He was a kind and loving father and was devoted to his family and his Lord. He was the very embodiment of a true Southern gentleman and was loved and admired by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Preceding him in death were his father, Jesse Williams and mother, Jessie White Williams; wife, Sarah Lou Williams; brothers, Wayne, Charles and James Williams, and sisters, Hazeltine Bounds, Mary Lee Montgomery and Ruby Katzes; and son, Larry S. Williams Sr.

Survivors are his two children, Melvin Williams and wife, Alicia, and Elizabeth Lynn Green and husband, James; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Williams; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to one of the many charities for veterans.

To express your thoughts to the family, visit riverwoodfamily.com and click on his name to leave a comment.