Benny Williams

Born on March 23, 1931

Departed on October 11, 2007 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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WILLIAMS, Benjamin H "Benny" - March 28, 1931 - October 11, 2007. Master Musician "Benny Williams" died Thursday in St. Thomas Hospital from natural causes. For nearly fifty years, Benny was noted as one of Country Music's most accomplished musicians, singers & songwriters. During the span of career, he shared the spotlight with such greats as Mac Wiseman, Bill Monroe, Marty Robbins, Grandpa Jones, Jimmy Martin, Kitty Wells & Johnny Wright, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Stonewall Jackson, Reno & Smiley and Porter Wagoner. He was proficient in autoharp, mandolin, guitar, banjo and most notably fiddle. He is preceded in death by his brother, Fred Williams; sisters Margaret Daniels & Jean Williams. He is survived by his daughter, Della Lee Williams, step-daughter, Kathy Louvin-Pearson; granddaughters, Monica Horton & Tiffany Williams; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, L.C. & Billy Ray Williams; 16 nieces & nephews. He is loved and will be missed by all. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8pm. Services will be 2pm Wednesday at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be the AFM Local 257. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. COLE & GARRETT FUNERAL HOME, Goodlettsville (615) 859-5231

6 Comments to Benny Williams

  1. Joyce Williams
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    Kathy and Dell, I was Don’s wife. It has been a lot of years since I have seen you. My family and I were sorry to hear about Uncle Benny. You are in my prayers. Joyce Williams
    Rob & Chelley
    Joe,Carrie & Blake
    Holly Williams

  2. Carolyn Williams Munn
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    Kathy and Dell,
    We were so sorry to hear of Ben’s death and hope you all are doing O.K. We are trying to make arrangements to get there for the funeral. We will keep you in our prayers. Take care.
    Carolyn

  3. Sonya Bohannon
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    I would Like to extend my deepest sympathy to the Children of Benny.
    I am Albert Williams Grandaughter, My Grandfather was very proud of Benny, and always watched him on the Grand Ole Opry. He shared many story of Benny with us throughout the years. Now they are reunited again.
    May God be with You in your time of Grief.
    Sonya Bohannon

  4. Pat Woody {sis dunn}
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    Dell & Kathy I am so sorry for your loss we all loved Benny and will miss him greatly if there is anything we can do please call me we grew apart and its ashame this is what brought us together again Love You all Pat {sis}

  5. Gina Williams-Vacala
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy for the lost of Benny. I am a distant cousin and I spoke with Benny just last year to let him know about the Williams family reunion. I was hoping to meet him. He said he would make it and I wish he would have. I would have loved to have met benny. I wish Della and Kathy all the best for it is so hard to lose a father. May Benny rest in peace and I am sure all the Williams angels is welcoming him home. God bless you all! Love Gina

  6. Cole & Garrett Funeral Home
    December 8, 2012 12:00 am

    The staff of Cole & Garrett Funeral Home would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Williams Family.

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