Cover photo for Paul Earvin Williams's Obituary
Paul Earvin Williams Profile Photo
1950 Paul 2023

Paul Earvin Williams

January 14, 1950 — July 17, 2023



Paul Earvin Williams, 73, of Benton, Arkansas passed away July 17, 2023.  He was born on January 14, 1950, in Des Arc, Arkansas to the late Arlie Lee “Bud” and Syble G. (Voiles) Williams.

Paul graduated from UCA with a Bachelor of Business Administration.  He and Doris owned and operated Williams Tax Service, with offices in Benton and Sherwood, for over thirty-five years.  Paul loved fishing, playing the stock market, and a cold beer.  He was a big jokester and believed in having a good time.  One of Paul’s favorite places to be was at his second home in Griffithville, Arkansas where special memories were made with his family and friends. Paul also enjoyed spending time riding in his boats, four wheelers, side by sides, or in his Mercedes Benz convertible, affectionately called his “Super Car”.  Family and friends were very special to Paul, and he was very generous to them.  Paul is dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.   

Preceding Paul in death are his parents; and a nephew.

Paul leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of fifty years, Doris Kay Williams of Benton; daughter, Sara Elizabeth “Sara Beth” Williams of Tull; three grandchildren:  Alazae “Alli” Sharp, Teegan Sharp, and Arianna Hooker; siblings: Janice West and husband Lynn of Pangburn, Carlos Williams and wife Deb of Shirley, Joyce Williams of Griffithville, Danny Williams and wife Brenda of Griffithville, Delores Winfrey and husband David of Floyd, and Tonya Tacker of Searcy; nine nieces and nephews; and many special family members and friends who love Paul and will miss him always.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 22 at Welcome Home Cemetery, Griffithville, Arkansas.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home.  Online guestbook:


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Paul Earvin Williams, please visit our flower store.
In memory of Paul Earvin Williams, please consider making a donation to one of the following charities:
In light of increasing scams, all guestbook entries will now be approved by us. At Smith Family Funeral Homes, safeguarding the privacy and personal memories of your loved ones for family and friends is our top priority. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1319

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree