Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Longtime Whitesburg City Councilman has died

A longtime member of the Whitesburg City Council has died.

John Williams was taken to Whitesburg ARH Sunday evening, where he was pronounced dead from a sudden massive heart attack.

Williams served 13 years on the council and 20 years with the Whitesburg Fire Department.

Williams served as chaplain of the fire department, and was a deacon at Whitesburg First Baptist Church.

Williams' public service extended to the police department, too, where he served on the police commission.

The funeral will take place Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Williams was 70 years old.