Charles Earl Williams was born to parents, the late Artic Williams and Charlie Grimble, in Pioneer, Louisiana, on September 29, 1961. He was baptized and a faithful member of Evening Star #1 Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Willie Turner III. Charles, also known as “Bubba” graduated from Epps High School with a passion for sports, after participating in basketball and track. He was a state track champion in shotput. Beyond his talents, Charles was a man of many skills. He was employed at Corley Farms, Tifton Aluminum, UPS, and Burgoyne Janitorial. He was also an active member of Epps Helping Hands.
Charles had so many names, “Big Charles” to most, but “Smokey” to the Hill. He was known to be a realist, hilarious, a good listener, and most of all king of nicknames. He loved having the Hillside guys over to watch the games, order from Sam’s, fire up the grill, and shoot the breeze.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Artic Williams; sister, Ruthie Williams; aunt, Rosie Hudson; uncle, Robert Williams; and best friend, Shirley Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memory: sons, Germany (Chatara) Williams of Delhi, Louisiana, and Joshua Williams of Pasadena, Maryland; daughter, Jessica Lewis of Houston, Texas; father, Charlie Grimble; sister, Jenie Williams of Epps, Louisiana; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and his Hillside friends.