Carl D. Williams, age 84, of Kaiser, Missouri, departed this life on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Carl was born February 15, 1928 in Linn Creek, Missouri, the son of John T. and Audrey (Woolsey) Williams.
Carl proudly served his country in the United States Army, 23rd Infantry Tank Company from 1950 through 1956, and was honorably discharged at the rank of SGT, 1st Class.
Carl was united in marriage on March 4, 1960 in Miller County to Eileen Hopkins and together they shared 52 years before his death.
Carl owned and operated Carl’s Markets over a span of 58 years, which included Carl’s Market 1, Carl’s Market 2, and Carl’s Village Market. Carl had given 34 years of dedicated service as a board member of Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks where he had 100% attendance from 1975-2009. He was also a member of the Lake of the Ozarks Square Dance Team from Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry. Carl was a hard-working, patriotic man who loved his country and was honored to have attended the Inaugural Ball of President Ronald W. Reagan and Vice-President George H. W. Bush on January 21, 1985.
Carl is survived by his loving wife Eileen of the home; his daughter Belinda Phillips and husband, Drew, of Linn Creek, Missouri; his sister Joyce Mace of Osage Beach, Missouri; his sister-in-law Ruby Williams of Kaiser, Missouri; two grandchildren, Dylan and Duncan; along with several other relatives and many friends.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Bob Williams and John Vernon Williams; and his brother-in-law Lee Mace.