Carroll Lanier Williams

Carroll Lanier Williams
November 30, 1948 – May 29, 2017

ZEBULON – Carroll Lanier Williams, 68, of the Pilot Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday.  He was born in Franklin County to the late Kelly King & Lizzie Lewis Williams.  He retired from the N. C. D.O.T.  Carroll was a member of the Pilot Lions Club, Pilot Fire Department & Pilot Baptist Church.  He enjoyed being involved in them.  Carroll had a caring heart and many people always looked forward to his Christmas Cards.  He was a die-hard Tarheels fan.  He was preceded in death by his aunts Magdalene, & Daisy who were an important part of his life.

He is survived by brothers, Norwood Williams (Margaret Ann) of Pilot, Ricky Williams (Janet) of Myrtle Beach, numerous cousins & several special cousins.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pilot Lions Club, 50 Pilot By-Pass Rd., Zebulon, NC, 27597 or Pilot Baptist Church Building Fund, 8103 NC 39, Zebulon, NC, 27597.

Funeral service 3 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation from 1:30 – 3 pm, prior to the service & other  times at Norwood & Margaret Ann’s home.  Burial, Lewis Family Cemetery.


  • Nicole Osborne Posted May 29, 2017 9:55 pm

    Carroll…I will definitely miss you. You always made sure I received my birthday, Christmas, and all other holiday cards delivered in person. Every year you would stop with the most current annual magazine with our favorite team on the cover…THE TARHEELS! I have numerous Tarheel gifts and pictures that are still displayed in my office. Every visit to my work included you walking over to Hardees for that large unsweet tea. Thanks for all the fun memories when you would come into J&M Chevrolet. You will be missed!
    Nicole Osborne

  • Ronnie Lewis Posted May 30, 2017 9:44 am

    I was honored to be Carrolls friend, and I know he is at peace now! My thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends! Rest well my friend and thank you for good memories!

  • Charlene Jones-Wright Posted May 30, 2017 10:30 am

    Deepest Condolences to the family

  • Gwen Richardson(SECU) Posted May 30, 2017 3:14 pm

    Carroll always made sure we had our birthday cards 5 months in advance. He wanted to get it to us early he said in case he wasn’t here. I sure will miss that card this year. Go heels as he always would say. You had the biggest heart of anyone I know. You always could brighten the darkest day. You will be missed.

  • Nelson Jones Posted May 31, 2017 12:14 am

    I send my condolences to the Williams family I have known Carroll many years he was always friendly to everyone RIP Carroll

  • Laura S. Watkins Posted May 31, 2017 4:40 pm

    Carroll was a dear soul who spread love for others along his way. The service today was a perfect memorial of him. There were tears, but I believe the smiles out numbered them. The stories the minister told spread Carroll’s joyful spirit through those in attendance. I shared in Carroll’s UNC mania and even braved watching a few games with Bryant and him….. a true electrifying experience!!! The Tar Heel Nation has lost a cherished member, but he will live on in our hearts.

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