Carlisle Mister “CM” Williams, Jr. formerly of the East Coast

Carlisle Mister “CM” Williams, Jr., a native of Painter on the east coast of Virginia, died in the early morning of October 28, 2022 at his home in Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia.

A ‘baysider’ born on his grandparents’ farm, his family moved from Painter to Onancock, Virginia when he was 12. CM graduated from Onancock High School in 1955 and from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where he earned a BA in Business Administration in 1960.

An Eagle Scout, he has lived his entire life by the morals and values ​​of Scouting. We have all heard many stories of attending the Boy Scout Jamboree in California with his brother Johnny in 1953, crossing our country by train. He was a lifelong Methodist and a member of the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

  1. Mr was the first county trustee of Accomack from 1966 to 1983, moving to what he called the ‘high woods’ of Stafford County, serving there as county trustee from 1984 to 2003 .

He was not one to seek recognition, but received numerous honors throughout his professional life, including the Goldey-Beacom College Distinguished Alum and Doctor of Humane Letters from Mary Washington College and the Monroe Medal, all two in 2003. He considered one of his greatest accomplishments, joining others in acquiring George Washington’s childhood home “Ferry Farm” so that present and future generations would have access to an important segment of the history of our nation.

He was instrumental in bringing about the long-planned 1,000-foot runway extension at Stafford Regional Airport and listing Stafford County Government Island on the National Register of Historic Places and on the National Register of Historic Places. Virginia Landmarks Registry. His commitment not only to the present and future of his county, but also to the past, was evident in that he was responsible for the installation of a history wall at Stafford Hospital depicting the history of Stafford County, and his encouragement of the Stafford County Historical Society to have a museum in which to showcase the county’s rich history.

While he didn’t need to be recognized for his lifetime accomplishments, perhaps sharing the following would be most significant to CM’s legacy: his wish to want us all kind, honest and always strive to do our best.

His survivors include his wife, Barbara Schuyler Williams; his son and daughter, Carlisle Mister “Carl” Williams III and his wife Kim, of Mechanicsville, VA, and Valerie Taylor Williams Smith of Onancock, VA; one sister, Carla Lynn Williams Lloyd of Onancock, VA; two brothers, John Tankard “Johnny” Williams of Parksley, VA, and Brian “Craig” Williams of Onancock, VA; sisters-in-law, Maxine Turlington Williams of Glen Allen, VA, and Dawn Elisabeth Engen and her husband Gunnar, of Chesapeake, VA; two stepsons, Andrew Downs Henderson III, and James Tarleton “Jim” Henderson and his wife Tisha, all of Stafford, VA; grandchildren, Brittany Taylor Biggers (Chad) of Minneapolis, MN, Paige Spencer Smith of Fredericksburg, VA, Taylor Williams Murphy (Patrick) of Mechanicsville, VA, Schuyler Custis Henderson of Arlington, VA, Carlisle Mister “CJ” Williams IV of Mechanicsville, VA, Jackson Cole Henderson of Pasadena, MD, and Wyatt James Henderson of Stafford, VA; the mother of his children, Dolly Taylor Williams of Onancock, VA; and several nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and their families.

  1. M. was predeceased by his parents, Carlisle Mister Williams and Evelyn Hickman Williams; one sister, Evelyn “Lorraine” Williams; one brother, Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Williams; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Gray Williams.

A funeral service to celebrate his life and faith will be held Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 3:00 p.m., from Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, followed by a reception.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., from Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Hill Street, Onancock, VA 23417, followed by a reception.

Memorial donations in CM’s memory may be made to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, or to Micah Ecumenical Ministries, 1013 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

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Arrangements from Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

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