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John Luther Williamson, age 76

John Luther Williamson, 76, of Cabot passed away on September 1, 2019.  He was born in Cabot, Arkansas to the late Henry Lee and Ela-May Williamson on January 14, 1943.

John (Jaybird) started his career in the United States Navy where he proudly served as a Radar man and participated in the Bay of Pigs. He came back to Arkansas to marry his sweetheart and went to work with the Rock Island Railroad as a Car Foreman.  Jay graduated trade school where he earned his degree as a Master Plumber.  He later worked at Union Pacific Railroad and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen; while still owning his own plumbing business. Jay retired after 43 years of dedicated service.  Later Jay enjoyed sitting on the front porch, enjoying his coffee and watching the wildlife. Jay enjoyed hunting, gardening and visiting with family and friends.  Johnny never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a hand where it was needed.  John was always a man of his word and his word meant something.  He was always just a phone call away.

John leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years to cherish his memories, Thelma Dean Williamson; his children Melanie Williamson, Mark Williamson (Barbie McAdams) and Michael Williamson (Rebecca); “Papa’s” grandchildren Army Specialist Alex Williamson, Katlyn Williamson, Dalton Hammond and Ethan Williamson; a great-granddaughter Ava Grace Bates; his siblings Erma Hayes, Iva Kay Halsey (Glenn) and Chuck Williamson; as well as many friends and family.

Visitation will be on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 6pm – 8pm at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service.

Link to Video

You can click on the link below to view his tribute video


  • Amanda Hughes Posted September 3, 2019 6:54 PM

    I will forever miss Uncle J. — His early morning visits and coffee at mothers house always had a debatable conversation and lots of love and laughs about life and family.

  • Jill Murders Posted September 3, 2019 7:36 PM

    I was so honored to meet this incredible man. His kindness and generosity made a profound impact on my heart and life. Please know I’m praying for you all during this unfathomable time of grief. May God’s love surround your family.

  • June Roman Posted September 3, 2019 8:29 PM

    Jay was such a wonderful person. John & I thought the world of him.

  • Sandra and David Posted September 3, 2019 10:50 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Jay was a wonderful husband, father and Grandpa

  • Patricia Murray Posted September 3, 2019 11:08 PM

    I never really talked to him till he was a patient that I saw regularly. I know he loved his family. Just know I am praying for you all. Love your family.

  • Rebekah Hope Ebner Posted September 4, 2019 10:49 AM

    I was blessed to have known such a great man as well as an amazing grandfather to my boys

  • Jean shahan Posted September 5, 2019 5:41 PM

    Dean, I know this will such a change in you and the families lives. Jay was such a nice person, and he and you were so lucky to have many years together.

  • Shela Cooper Posted September 6, 2019 2:52 PM

    IVs Kay, I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  • Gary and Mary Fehlberg Posted September 7, 2019 10:30 AM

    Gary and I met Mr. Williamson for the first and last time on July 4, at Mark and Barbie’s house. We had a great time that day and enjoyed visiting with your husband and father. Our hearts ❤️ feel your pain and loss.

  • Rita Wilson Daniel Posted September 8, 2019 5:09 PM

    Sorry for your loss, Iva Kay. May he Rest In Peace

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