Erven N. Williams
02/28/1945 – 12/31/2022
Obituary for Erven N. Williams
ERVEN N. WILLIAMS
Erven N. Williams, February 28, 1945- December 31,2022.
Erven Williams, the eldest of four children was born in Molino, Florida to late parents, Fred and Ophelia Williams. Erven grew up in Pensacola, Florida but has been a resident in Knoxville, TN since 1972. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1962 with honors, and a six year band student from grades, 7-12. He has a BS Degree from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, served as Class President, Secretary for the Dean of Students and the Ford Foundation. He has a MS Degree from University of TN, Knoxville, TN. Erven was in the Air Force for 4 years and served in Vietnam and Thailand. He received the Strategic Air Command’s Outstanding Administrative Services Airman Manager Award of 1965 by the 456th Combat Support Group. Erven served as a TVA Project Manager of Dam Safety, retired from Tennessee Valley Authority with 38 years of service, FEMA for 14 years and a BVI Volunteer.
Erven was devoted to his wife, Elnora Childs Williams for 54 years & friend for 66 years. Erven was a devoted father of twins, son, Frederick & daughter, Elandria (deceased) & three grandchildren, Shawn, Nevyn and Niyah. Erven’s siblings are brother, LeVoyd(Beverly), sister, Deborah(Thomas), Gerald( deceased)(Carolyn), sister-in-laws, Barbara(Greg), Carole( Reginald,deceased)& beautiful and talented aunts, neices, nephews, cousins & friends. Erven was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church growing up in Pensacola and in Knoxville in earlier years of residence. Presently, he is an active member of Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church where he sings in the Choir. Erven has served in many volunteer community activities, Beck Museum Board, 100 Black Men(1yr), Jack & Jill Inc. Parent Supporter, United Way, Great Schools Partnership with TVA, Toast Masters, UT Cuisine Cooking, UT VOL Traveling and City Fan, World Traveler, Norris Visitors Center, Knox County Food and Transportation Programs, Church Board and Trustee Boards, Music Search, Minister’s Internship, Endowment and Finance Committees, Heart Sing of TN Alzheimer’s, Geezer O’Connor Band and YMCA Fitness Center.
Visitation of Family & Friends
January 13, 2023, 5:30 pm-7:00pm,Jarnigan & Son Mortuary
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. Knoxville, TN 37914,865-524-5575
January 14, 2023, 2pm
TN Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, 865-523-4176
In lieu of appreciated flowers make contributions to the following:
The Beck Cultural Center Delaney Museum
1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915,865-524-8461
The Bottom,2340 East Magnolia Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917, 865-444-5915,The BottomKnox@gmail.com
Arrangements by JARNIGAN & SON MORTUARY
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Receiving of Friends
Friday, January 13, 2023
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914
Sunday, January 14, 2023
TN Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Prayers and condolences to family during this difficult time.
To the family of our beloved humble servant Brother Williams
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, reven as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so quthem also which sleep in Jesus wwill God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that ywe which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and fthe dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then gwe which are alive and remain shall be hcaught up together with them iin the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these
1 Thessalonians 4:13–18
The family is in our prayers during this time.
May God’s word comfort you
Love, Tony, Paula and family