Kenneth "Pete" Charles Williams
Funeral Date: 2/19/2019

Obituary:
Kenneth “Pete” Charles Williams, age 79, of Moro Bay, AR, died Saturday, February 16, 2019, at his home. He was born February 17, 1939, in Moro Bay, AR, a son of the late Arnold Williams and Corinth Ivey Williams. He graduated from Hermitage High School, the University of Arkansas in Monticello, with a B.S. in chemistry, the University of Mississippi with a M.S. in chemistry and the University of Illinois with a Ph.D. in chemistry. Kenneth was a retired chemist, economist, and corporate planner for both Ethyl Corporation in Baton Rouge, LA, and Albemarle Corporation in Magnolia, AR. He was appointed to the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission in 2005, by Governor Mike Huckabee and served until 2011. He attended the Church of God in El Dorado, AR. Also preceding him in death was a son Paul Jason Williams and a sister Ernestine Trammell. Survivors are two daughters Charlotte Williams Khan and spouse Jaffar, Catherine Williams Davidson and spouse Ted all of Atlanta, GA. Two brothers Don Williams of El Dorado, AR, and Jerry Williams of Hermitage, AR. One sister Linda Williams Sweeney of Moro Bay, AR. Four grandchildren Victoria Khan, Caroline Khan, Julia Davidson, and Edward Davidson. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, at Church of God, in El Dorado, AR, with Rev. George Jones officiating. Burial was in Marsden Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Michael Williams, Guy Hickman, John Hickman, Joe Hickman, Mark Hickman, Kenny Williams, and Jeff Williams. Memorials are preferred to Marsden Cemetery Association.

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Name: Marilyn McCarthy
Message: I was blessed to have Ken as a friend. What a true gentleman he was. May God hold you all in His loving, caring arms and comfort you through this trying time.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so saddened to read about Pete. I have such fond memories of him over the years.

Name: Rick Jones
Message: Ken was the kind, friendly, high character person that made Ethyl Corporation a great place to work. My condolences to the family from a fellow Arkansan.

Name: Cindy M
Message: My condolences to the family and friends of the decease for your loss. John 5:28,29 will bring you comfort.

Name: James & Tanya Gardner
Message: So sorry to hear about Uncle Pete. Lots of memories of him throughout my childhood when I visited Mr Jerry and Mrs Wanda’s House. Thoughts and prayers going up for each of you.

Name: Mark and Kristy Spencer
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Name: Phil Smith
Message: I have known Pete all my life and have learned much from him. He was not only a relative but, more importantly, a friend.

Name: David Breidenbach
Message: It is with great fondness that I remember Ken. I worked with him at Ethyl and Albemarle Corporations in several jobs across many years. He was a delight to work with each and every time. He was very smart, and was able to use his intellect, knowledge and skills in his work and in helping his workmates. We spent many projects together working on opportunities and problem-solving, and he was incredibly capable and insightful. I will miss his great sense of humor most, and his kindness to me at work and socially. My sincere condolences to his family and many friends.

Name: Dixie Rogers Alley
Message: Williams Family, so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing.

Name: Lawrence Bengal, Director
Message: Commissioner Williams expertise and professionalism was an asset to the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission. His dedicated service to the Commission and the State was greatly appreciated and he will be missed. Our condolences to family and friends.

Name: Brad Miller
Message: Though we cannot be there in person, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Name: Rob&Dana Johnson
Message: Enjoyed knowing Mr.Pete.

Name: Carol Miller
Message: Ken is and will be greatly missed. We last spoke on Wednesday , and he was so excited about his daughters coming for his Sunday Birthday. In my thoughts, heart and prayers.

Name: Charles Rankin
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed by many.

Name: Mark Myers
Message: The world was better with Pete in it. He will be missed.

Name: Linda Nixon Newman
Message: So sorry to hear about Pete. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.