Mark “Kink” Williams

Published 12:21 pm Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Mark Williams, 60, passed away Nov. 14, 2019, at his home in Belden. He was born in Prentiss, Dec. 3, 1958, to Louis “Tut” Williams and his wife, Elma. He attended Prentiss Christian School and was selected for the all-state football team in 1976.  He was a star running back in football at Pearl River Community College. He attended Southern Mississippi for one year and transferred to Ole Miss where he pledged Sigma Chi fraternity. He was also a member of Brooke Meade and the Rev. Peter Johnson Club.

He was the regional sales manager for Johnston  Murphy for 14 years and was a previous national top salesman for the company.   He had also been a sales representative for Cole Haan, Tumi Luggage and The Rogue of Jackson.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Carter Williams, pharmacy manager for Walgreens in Tupelo, and their daughter, Ashley Williams of Oxford. He boasted of three grandsons, Wesley Thompson, 13, Brayden Thompson, 10, and Carson Thompson, 8. He is also survived by his mother, Elma Williams of Hattiesburg, and a sister, Becky Jones, of Louisville.

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He was preceded by his father, Louis “Tut” Williams and a sister, Janie Stamps.

Other family members include Mike and Ruth Carter Gaddis of Forest, Allen and Gracie Carter Jackson of New Albany, Terry and Rosemary Carter Rhodes of Van Vleet, and Byron and Tracy Carter of Byram.

He was preceded by his father-in-law, Mr. H. B. Carter, Jr.  He is survived by his mother-in-law, Ruth Carter.

Visitation was noon until service time Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at W.E. Pegues in Tupelo.

Services honoring his life were held at  2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. C. Baxter Kruger and Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating. Graveside services were 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 in Asbury Cemetery in Chickasaw County.

Memorials may be sent to the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association at Cure PSP, 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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