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Dwight "Red" Williams

May 13, 1962 — December 11, 2022

Glenwood, AR

Dwight "Red" Williams

Dwight “Red” Williams, age 60, of Glenwood, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022.


He was born on May 13, 1962, in Bakersfield, California, the son of Arvil Lee Williams and Lila Lucille Spurgin Williams.  He was preceded in death by his father; his paternal grandparents, Floyd and Ethel Williams; and his maternal grandparents, Walter and Connie Spurgin.


Red was Baptist in his faith. He was a truck driver for many years. He was always watching and looking forward to the next NASCAR race, watching TV, eating, and watching football. Red was the self-acclaimed “rooster in the hen house” that he jokingly called the nurse’s station at Glenwood Nursing Home. Red was loved by all, making friends wherever he went. Everyone that knew Red loved him and will miss him.


He is survived by his mother and step-father, Lila and Gerald Brewer; his daughter and her husband, Kandace and Randy Poteete of Fort Wayne, Indiana; his son and his wife, Bradley and Danielle Williams of Newport, California; his brothers and their spouses, Martin and Nancy Williams of Mena, Michael and Krisann Williams of Bakerfield, California, and Kenny and Tosha Williams of Mena; his grandchildren, Tascol, Thomas, and Elvey Poteete; all of Fort Wayne, Indiana; the mother of his children, Becky Williams; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.


Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 20, 2022, in the Nunley Cemetery in Mena with Dr. Dan Hill officiating.


Visitation will be held at 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM prior to service at the Salem Baptist Church in Mena.


Pallbearers will be Kenny Williams, Martin Williams, Christian Williams, Daniel Nessmith, Kevin Spurgin, Rodney Lay, and Steve Cook.


Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, 209 North 3rd Street, Glenwood, AR, 71943.


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