Earl Edward (BoBo) Williams, Sr was born in Ruston Louisiana to the late Sammie and Velma (Bunch) Williams. We were raised by our father, paternal grandmother Mollie, and the village, paternal Aunt Golden and paternal Uncle Jeff. Earl was the third child born to this union; Johnny Ray (deceased), Eloise Kansas City Kansas, and Eddie Ray (deceased).
He was very athletic excelling in basketball, football, and baseball at Greenwood Elementary and Lincoln High school! He played semi-professional baseball for the Ruston Rockets, and also in Germany where he spent 2 1/2 years in the Army. He enjoyed playing sports, watching, listening, and/or attending his favorite baseball team, the LA Dodgers. He was a member of several card playing teams, volunteer, and charity organizations where he served the people!
As a child “he was a very pesty lil brother who was my best friend and traveling buddy” says sister Eloise! “We were known as twins growing up which continued in our adult life!”
Earl married his high school sweetheart Linda Lewis Williams. To this union two daughters were born: Shonia and Angela (transitioned March 27, 2021), son, Derrick Earl. He later entered into matrimony with Brenda Gouch Williams. To this union was born daughter, Genia Lanetta and son, Earl Edward, II.
Upon an honorable discharge from the army in 1971, he made his home in California where he follow in the footsteps of his maternal Uncle Sam as a professional truck driver.
Earl was a people person! He loved his children! He loved his family! He loved music! He loved helping and ministering to the sick, shut-in, and the elderly! Most importantly, he loved the LORD which he exemplified in his daily life. If you were acquainted with “Bro. Earl” you have a special CD of your, or his, favorite music, whether it be gospel, R & B, country, or jazz!
To cherish and build from his legacy: Shonia Daneen, daughter, Derrick Earl, son, Genia Lenetta, daughter, Earl Edward II, son, Bertha Albritton, (102 years young) cousin, Eloise Myretta, sister, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, (1great grandchild proceeded him in death), special friends, Elbert Davis, Kenny Lampkin, John Moore, Harry Livingston, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and acquaintances!
Rest well beloved!! This is not goodbye; this is we’ll see you later!
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