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“The sweetest, dearest and luckiest man I ever knew! A true Southern Gentleman. Nancy and Lindsey you are in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Stephanie Robbins - Shelbyville, KY

“I'll never forget my first meeting with Roger Williams. I was new to Searcy and had just become the wife of Rodger Duncan and went into the drug...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara S Duncan - Searcy, AR

“We are very saddened to learn of your dad's passing. He was a fine gentleman and we have some really fond memories of him. You are in our thoughts...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Linda and James Rand - Camarillo, CA

“I have so many good memories of Mr. Williams as a child growing up in Searcy. We never knew that you could go to any other pharmacy than Stott's...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Doug Fish - Sherwood, AR - friend

“MR. WILLIAMS IS SMILING ON EVERYONE FROM HEAVEN AND ENJOYING THE LONG MISSED COMPANY OF FREINDS AND HIS WIFE.............. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: R.L. DUNAWAY

“My deepest condolances to this very sweet family. Praying for you all . It was my pleasure to meet you all and take care of him during this time. God...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jenni Hayley - Hot Springs, AR

“My sympathy goes out to Lindsey & Nancy during this time of loss. Your Dad left such a great legacy. I have memories of going to see your Dad when I...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Dianna Meeks - Searcy, AR

“Sandy and I were sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Williams. We want you to know that we are thinking of you at this time of sorrow. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Young - Batesville, AR

“I was so sorry to learn of Mr. Roger's passing. He was a special man and will be missed. He was always so helpful to me and my husband Randy,...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Charlotte McDaniel Rowlett - AR

“I have fond memories of working for such a classy gentleman. He will be missed. Condolences to the family. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Anthony Allen - Saint Louis, MO

“My sincere condolences to the family in this time of sorrow. Roger and I shared some good times together and I will remember him as a good friend ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Don Phillips - Little Rocki, AR

“So many memories of Roger and Virginia, as well as Dr. Stotts flood my mind when I think of Searcy. He was always so kind and helpful to my parents...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Milton Davis May - O'Fallon, MO

“Lindsey & family, We were so soory to hear of Roger's passing. He visited hispharmacy s lot of times over the years. He was a super nice guy. We are...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Eddie & Glenda Meharg of Judsonia

“Roger's long life of service to the profession of pharmacy serves as an example and inspiration to all Arkansas pharmacists. He will be sorely...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Chuck Williams, P.D. - Searcy, AR


Roger Gene Williams, 83, of Searcy, died Sunday, April 17. He was born June 28, 1927 in Kensett, Arkansas, the son of D. P. and Bertha Williams.
Mr. Williams was a graduate of the Kensett High School and the College of the Ozarks, Pharmacy School. He was an active member of the Arkansas Pharmacist Association, having served as president in 1968, and was currently serving on the Political Action Committee of that association. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for many years. He was also a board member of the New Hope Industries for 39 years; a past member of the Alumni Board of the College of the Ozarks; and a Past President of the Searcy Chamber of Commerce. He was a long time member of the Searcy Kiwanas Club, having received his 50 year award in 2002. He was selected as the Arkansas Pharmacist of the Year in 1997, was the Civitan Club Citizen of the Year in 1975, and was selected for the Arkansas Drug Travelers Association King of Courtesy Award in 1964, 1965, and 1972. Mr. Williams owned and operated the Stotts Drug Store in Searcy for over 50 years.
He is survived by his son, Lindsey Williams and his wife Patti of Searcy; his daughter, Nancy Showalter and her husband Roy of Searcy; four grandchildren, Parker Showalter of Magnolia, Emily and Ryan Williams of Searcy, and Anna Claire Showalter of Searcy; a brother-in-law, John Stotts and his wife, Carolyn of Little Rock and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Williams of Kensett. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Virginia Williams; a sister, Bonnie Stewart; a brother, D.P. “Buddy” Williams; and a granddaughter, Caroline Showalter.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 20 at 10 am at the first United Methodist church of Searcy. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm at the Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome.net

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