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John Culbreth Williams, III

April 5, 1934 — February 26, 2021

John Culbreth Williams, III

John Culbreth Williams, III went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 26, 2021. John was born on April 5, 1934 to John Culbreth Williams, Jr. and Daisy McRainey Williams.

He attended Duke University on a NROTC scholarship, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was commissioned in the US Marine Corps in the same week he married Allene Wellons, his high school sweetheart. In Quantico, Virginia at officer training school he graduated number one in a class of over 500. He was awarded the Sword of Honor and went on to become a helicopter pilot. Due to family obligations, he resigned his commission and moved back to Fayetteville. He sold real estate for 7 years and then began a 30-year career as a financial advisor. 

John was married for 61 years to Allene. They had four children, Cathy Stanfield (Mike), Jay Williams, Jeff Williams (Sue), and Susan Williams; eleven grandchildren, two of which preceded him in death; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gayle Martin who preceded him in death and Linda Breedlove.

John was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a teacher, deacon, elder, and elder emerita.

Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church (Ann Street) on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 11:00 am.  A visitation will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations, to First Presbyterian Church, 102 Ann St., Fayetteville, NC 28301, or a charity of your choice.

Our family would also like to say a very special thank you to Labinda Bryan and the Addison. We really appreciate your love, love, support, and care.

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Services are entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

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Past Services

Memorial Service

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Highland Presbysterian Church

111 Highland Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28305

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Visitation to follow the service

First Presbyterian Church

102 Ann St, Fayetteville, NC 28301

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