Alan G. Williams (Al),77, died on March 2, 2022. Al was born on July 25, 1944 to
Marian and A.G. Williams.
He grew up in Monticello, Arkansas and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from
the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1966. He was a member of Sigma Nu
fraternity and served six years in the Arkansas National Guard.
Al returned to Monticello after graduation to join his father in Williams Music
Company and SEARK Lanes Bowling Center.
On December 4, 1968, he boarded a Delta flight in Memphis and his life was
changed forever. He often told the story of how he got off the plane in Little Rock
to purchase a ticket to get back on just to have more time with the flight
attendant, Carla Strain. He married her five months later, and they spent 52 years
Al served as president of the Arkansas Music Operators Association, was a
member of Rotary Club, and chairman of the United Way. He served 27 years on
the Board of Directors at Union Bank.
Later, he established AGW Property Inspections. He became a member of the
National Association of Property Inspectors as well as the National Society of
Al and Carla worked tirelessly raising funds to build the original St. Mark’s Catholic
Church since there had been no church previously. He served as president of the
Parish Council and loved his role as a Sunday School teacher.
Al, an avid golfer, was a member of the Monticello Country Club since his college
Always number one for Al was Carla and his girls, Paige and Beth. Whether it was
driving the cheerleading van, attending dance recitals or tennis tournaments, he
loved being there.
As his business expanded, he and Carla moved to Little Rock in 2002. They joined
Christ the King Catholic Church. They spent the next years making new friends and
mainly enjoying their grandchildren.
Al retired from Arkansas Roof Renew in 2018.
Survivors include Carla, daughters Paige Williams of Little Rock, Beth Hopkins and
husband Jonathan of Dallas, five perfect grandchildren: Garrett and Ella Jenkins;
Brooks, Saxby & Carter Hopkins as well as a sister Kay Wolfe of Jonesboro.
Al chose to be cremated and put to rest in the Columbarium at Christ the King
Catholic Church. It will be a private family burial.
Memorials may be made to:
Christ the King Catholic Church
4000 North Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock, AR 72212
Cremation Arrangements Entrusted to Arkansas Cremation. www.ArkansasCremation.com.
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