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Luther James Williams

Luther James Williams, age 83, Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Erwin Healthcare Center. He was a lifelong resident of Erwin and a son of the late Bachus and Dollie Smith Williams.

Luther retired from CSX Transportation where he worked as a Brakeman for many years. He was a member of the Erwin Elk’s Lodge. Luther enjoyed working in the yard and hanging out with his friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Ann Williams; two brothers: Harold and Jack Williams; one sister, Helen Mastriano.

Luther leaves behind to cherish his memory, two sisters: Lois Smith (Carlos), Johnson City and Wanda Radford (Willie), Unicoi; stepson, Doug Harrison (Janet), Johnson City; several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Cemetery. Reverend Eddie Blazer will officiate. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to their adopted family at Erwin Healthcare Center for all the love and care given to Luther as well as the family. 

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Williams family at  

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Williams family.  (423) 743-1380.