The Transylvania Times -

John E. "Jack" Williams


October 26, 2017

John E. “Jack” Williams, of Pisgah Forest, died Oct. 21, 2017, after celebrating his 100th birthday on Sept. 22.

He grew up in Alberta, Va. and attended North Carolina State University before serving with the United States Army Air Force in Europe during World War II. After working in various retail positions, he worked at the Ecusta Paper Mill, from which he retired in 1983 after 33 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Ruth Hines Williams; his two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Meg and Paul and Laura; his grandchildren, Nick, Sam, Jack and Grace; and several nieces and a nephew.

He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.

A memorial service will be held at the English Chapel, Route 276 in Pisgah Forest, Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m., with the family greeting friends at the church an hour before.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sharing House (Transylvania Christian Ministries, Inc.).

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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