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Celebrating the life of
Franklin H. Williams, Jr.
October 28, 1932 - April 13, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Burial
  • - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Hillcrest Abbey West
  • 1336 Dean Forest Road (Map)
    Savanah, Georgia 31405

  • 912-233-3557

May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, give your family the strength needed to cope with the loss of your loved one. Revelation 21:3,4

B. Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Frank was a special man, kind, devoted, dependable and personable. He made such a difference to everyone who crossed paths with him. I am glad that I had the privilege of knowing Frank.

Billie Ward, Savannah , GA

I have known Frank for about 15 years, and he was one of the kindest and sweetest men I ever met. Even when he was not feeling well himself, he was on the way to take a friend to a doctor's appointment or pick up a few groceries from someone who wasn't able to get out. He made many friends in a grief support group that he joined when his wife died. Any time I asked how he was feeling, he was "just happy to be here another day." If there were more Franks in the world, it would be a much, much better place. The only one in his family that I know well is his son, Chuck, and I want him to know that I will praying for him and the rest of his family as they try to deal with a tremendous loss. I believe that God will give them the strength to carry on - I have absolutely no doubt that's what Frank would have wanted. It was an honor for me to have known Frank Williams.

Barbara Luten, Americus, Georgia

This world has lost a kind and gentle soul. A man who loved his wife, children, and family with all his heart. I was honored to be called his friend, and Frank will live on as one of my greatest inspirations.

Ben Goggins, Tybee island, GA

My condolences to his family members and friends. My uncle FH, rest well my friend, you will be missed and thought of often.

Walt Clark, Boulder city, NV

The world has truly lost a bright light. I remained amazed at how Frank would leave his own doctors appointments and go drive other people to theirs. I am thankful that he is finally reunited with the love of his life, and that I had the chance to have him in mine.

Molly Luten, Columbus , GA

My deepest condolences to the family of Frank Williams. We were neighbors for 15 years and he without a doubt epitomized one the greatest commandments to "Love thy neighbor". He was absolutely the best neighbor one could ask for. He treated my family like it was his own. He was always there for me as a single parent, helping with the kids in any and every capacity including taking the boys to baseball practice or simply watching over them. God broke the mold when he made Frank, kind, selfless. Heaven is a much better place now!

Clint Price, Savannah, GA

My deepest condolences to the Williams family for the loss of your loved one. God is the God of all comfort and promises us this comfort at 2 Cor 1:3, 4. In the days to come may the memories of your loved one bring smiles to your face and a light to your hearts.

Trotty Family, Atlanta, GA

My life has been enriched due to the friendship Frank and I have shared over the years.. Blessings

JOSH B. KIRVIN,ST, Warner Robins , Ga

I had the privilege of working with Frank at Blue Cross for a number of years. He was an honorable and trustworthy man, true to his God and his Family, and a reliable friend. I was also able to meet his Father, who lived in Augusta. He rode with me from Augusta many times, to come visit Frank & Family. He was a good man also - must run in the Family!

Maurice Jones, Savannah, GA

We are sorry for your loss. Our family and church family will be praying for you. -Rev. Thomas & Elizabeth Gibbs First Baptist Church Midland

Gibbs, Midland, NC

My condolences to the Williams Family on your loss. Please know that your loss is shared and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised to wipe out pain, sickness, death and Sorrow at Revelation 21:3,4. May fond memories of Franklin linger in your hearts forever.

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

My condolences to the Williams family. At Revelation 21:3,4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future, to be able to welcome back our dear loved ones again one day. May Jehovah be with your famiy during this difficult time. For more information please visit www.jw.org or a local kingdom hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

LG, Savannah, GA

Franklin Horatio Williams Jr., 84, passed into eternal rest at home on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 after fighting the good fight against cancer. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 56 years, Lucy Beatrice Williams, and a son, Thomas Franklin Williams.

Frank (also known as F.H.), was born October 28th, 1932, in Hartford, Alabama to Franklin H. Williams, Sr. and Lessie Bell Jewel. His siblings (all deceased), were Aubrey Williams, Mitchell Williams, Lorene Williams, Sara Gene Clark, Sybil Baxter, and Margaret Smyly. His surviving children are Dianne England, (Gary) of Huntsville AL, Jeff Williams, (Sheila) of Concord NC, and Chuck Williams, (Holli) and Cindy Stavely, (Chris), both of Savannah.

He was very proud of his seven grandchildren: Christopher England, Kayce True, Andrew England, Jennifer Watkins, James Williams and Shelby and Marissa Stavely. An eighth  granddaughter, Caroline Williams is due later this year. Frank had eight great grandchildren in whom he took great delight: Allie and Hailey England, Kayla, Daisy, and Isaac True, Savannah and Charlotte England, and Lucas Watkins. Two other great grandchildren are due later this year. He also had several nieces and nephews.

A member of Windsor Forest Baptist Church, he was very active in his Sunday school class. During the Korean War he served in the Navy, helping to train Naval Aviation cadets. In 1994, he retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield after nearly 30 years of service. He was a member of the Exchange Club of Savannah and was a member of Hospice Savannah’s Life Goes On support group.

Frank’s life was one of service and devotion to others. He strove to put God first, and he was an avid witness for Christ. He was a deeply caring, patient, and forgiving man with a heart of gold who always sought to encourage others, even in the midst of his own trials.

A humble man by nature, he was an excellent role model for his family, teaching them the importance of character, responsibility, and love for others. He was also an excellent provider for his family, ensuring that they were never in need or want for anything, and he often used his handyman skills to help his family and others. He was the anchor and rock of the family, and he touched so many hearts in so many ways.

The family would like to thank the many friends, neighbors, co-workers, medical professionals, Hospice, and home care workers who helped encourage Frank and the family during the years, especially during his cancer fight.

Remembrances: Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Pall Bearers: Andrew England, James Williams, Randy Watkins, Ben Goggins, Dalton (Noot) Tisdale, and John Mahoney.

Honorary Pall Bearers: The gentlemen of the Sunday school class at Windsor Forest Baptist Church.

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May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, give your family the strength needed to cope with the loss of your loved one. Revelation 21:3,4

B. Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Frank was a special man, kind, devoted, dependable and personable. He made such a difference to everyone who crossed paths with him. I am glad that I had the privilege of knowing Frank.

Billie Ward, Savannah , GA

I have known Frank for about 15 years, and he was one of the kindest and sweetest men I ever met. Even when he was not feeling well himself, he was on the way to take a friend to a doctor's appointment or pick up a few groceries from someone who wasn't able to get out. He made many friends in a grief support group that he joined when his wife died. Any time I asked how he was feeling, he was "just happy to be here another day." If there were more Franks in the world, it would be a much, much better place. The only one in his family that I know well is his son, Chuck, and I want him to know that I will praying for him and the rest of his family as they try to deal with a tremendous loss. I believe that God will give them the strength to carry on - I have absolutely no doubt that's what Frank would have wanted. It was an honor for me to have known Frank Williams.

Barbara Luten, Americus, Georgia

This world has lost a kind and gentle soul. A man who loved his wife, children, and family with all his heart. I was honored to be called his friend, and Frank will live on as one of my greatest inspirations.

Ben Goggins, Tybee island, GA

My condolences to his family members and friends. My uncle FH, rest well my friend, you will be missed and thought of often.

Walt Clark, Boulder city, NV

The world has truly lost a bright light. I remained amazed at how Frank would leave his own doctors appointments and go drive other people to theirs. I am thankful that he is finally reunited with the love of his life, and that I had the chance to have him in mine.

Molly Luten, Columbus , GA

My deepest condolences to the family of Frank Williams. We were neighbors for 15 years and he without a doubt epitomized one the greatest commandments to "Love thy neighbor". He was absolutely the best neighbor one could ask for. He treated my family like it was his own. He was always there for me as a single parent, helping with the kids in any and every capacity including taking the boys to baseball practice or simply watching over them. God broke the mold when he made Frank, kind, selfless. Heaven is a much better place now!

Clint Price, Savannah, GA

My deepest condolences to the Williams family for the loss of your loved one. God is the God of all comfort and promises us this comfort at 2 Cor 1:3, 4. In the days to come may the memories of your loved one bring smiles to your face and a light to your hearts.

Trotty Family, Atlanta, GA

My life has been enriched due to the friendship Frank and I have shared over the years.. Blessings

JOSH B. KIRVIN,ST, Warner Robins , Ga

I had the privilege of working with Frank at Blue Cross for a number of years. He was an honorable and trustworthy man, true to his God and his Family, and a reliable friend. I was also able to meet his Father, who lived in Augusta. He rode with me from Augusta many times, to come visit Frank & Family. He was a good man also - must run in the Family!

Maurice Jones, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Christina and Nicholas Barker — Georgia

We are sorry for your loss. Our family and church family will be praying for you. -Rev. Thomas & Elizabeth Gibbs First Baptist Church Midland

Gibbs, Midland, NC

My condolences to the Williams Family on your loss. Please know that your loss is shared and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised to wipe out pain, sickness, death and Sorrow at Revelation 21:3,4. May fond memories of Franklin linger in your hearts forever.

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

My condolences to the Williams family. At Revelation 21:3,4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future, to be able to welcome back our dear loved ones again one day. May Jehovah be with your famiy during this difficult time. For more information please visit www.jw.org or a local kingdom hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

LG, Savannah, GA


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