Earl S. Williams

Earl. S. Williams

Earl S. Williams, a retired health and physical education teacher, died on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. He was 74.

He was born on Oct. 13, 1945, in North Philadelphia and was the son of the late Mabel Jordon and Ira Williams.

Williams was a 1964 graduate of the former Cardinal Dougherty High School, where he was one of two African Americans on its basketball team during the 50s and 60s. He also attended the former Harim Scott College in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, where he got his Bachelor of Science Degree.

Until his retirement in 1994, he was a health and physical education teacher with the Camden, New Jersey, Public School District for 25 years. He was a member of the NJEA, NJNEA and the Men’s Breakfast Club.

Williams was an active member of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish in Fairless Hills.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosslyn, and his brother, Douglas Tanner Williams.

He is survived by: his son, Damon (Rebecca); sister, Joyce Williams; granddaughter, Deja; fiancee, Ethlyn Clark Bruce; and other family and friends.

Services will be held on Jan. 6 at Saint Frances Cabrini Church, 325 S. Oxford Valley Road. Viewing is at 7:30 a.m. Services will follow at 9:30 a.m. Burial is at Resurrection Cemetery.

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