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Earl Henry "Snake" Williams Sr., 75, of Danville, passed this life January 29, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Earl was born June 27, 1942, in Earle, Ark., to the late Dora Lee and John J. Fisher.
He moved to Danville, Ill., when he was 7 years of age. Earl was graduate of Danville High School.
He later married Erma R. Dandridge and worked until his retirement from General Motors at the age of 45.
Earl was a member of Word of Life Mt. Zion Ministries, where he served as an usher, and a member of the Untouchables Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his children, grandchildren and family.
He is survived by three daughters, Dana Dandridge, Cassandra Shepard and Ermonde Williams, all of Danville; three sons, Dewone Dandridge of Dallas, Texas, and Erving Williams and Earl (Faith) Williams, both from Danville. He is loved by 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a special grandson, Ricky Dandridge. Earl has four sisters, Bessie Nelson of Danville, Bobbie (Ted) Allen of Indianapolis, Mae Lou (Curtis) Bibb of Kansas City, Mo., and Violet "Jennett" Fisher of Las Angeles; brothers, Andrew (Ellen) Hill of Danville, Malcolm Fisher of South West, Ga., Steve Fisher of Danville, Vincent Fisher of Indianapolis, Leslie (Brenda) Fisher of Danville, Robert Fisher and Wayne Fisher, both of Decatur; his best friend, William "Trick" Dickerson; and a special friend Connie Miles; and a host of other family and friends whom he loved dearly.
Earl was preceded by his parents; a daughter, Donna Dandridge; three brothers, John "Fuzzy" Fisher Jr., Tora Fisher, Tommy Fisher.
A Homegoing Celebration will commence at noon Saturday, February 3, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating: Pastor Charles Hargrove Sr. Viewing will be 1-5 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St. Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to www.leekandsonsfuneralhome.com
Published on January 31, 2018
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