Basil Williams

Obituary of Basil Addison Williams

A memorial service with military honors for Corporal Basil Addison Williams, U.S. Army, will be 11:00am, Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Talladega. The National Anthem will be performed by Randy Mayo. Basil was born in Clay County, AL February 22, 1932, and lived most of his life in Talladega. He attended Northside School and Dixon Junior High before joining the U.S. Army in 1949. He served during the Korean War as a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2 nd Infantry Division. He was reported as Missing in Action on November 26, 1950. He was declared Missing in Action and declared deceased on December 31, 1953, and posthumously promoted to the rank of Corporal. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial and also at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. His parents were Freeman Doc Williams and Hattie Robinson Williams. His sisters and brothers were Luleen Williams Reeves, Irene Williams Murner, Lucille Williams Poe, Juanita Williams Barnett, Fred Williams, and Glover Dick Williams. Corporal Williams is survived by nieces Peggy Huffstetler, Jane Wilson, Evelin Cox, Bernie Irvin, Shelby Jones, Sharon Hughston, Brenda Murner Parks and nephew Buddy Murner, as well as numerous other relatives. Corporal Williams’ awards and decorations include The Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Marksmanship Badge, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Citation, Republic of Korea War Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, and The Army Good Conduct Medal.
Saturday
4
June

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Oak Hill Cemetery
Spring Street
Talladega, Alabama, United States
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