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Frank "Boat" Tracy Williams

November 24, 1906 ~ February 5, 2011 (age 104)

Frank "Boat" Tracy Williams, 104, formerly of E. Lakeshore Drive died February 5, 2011 at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills.  He was the son of the late David Boyce and Anna Short Williams and husband of the late Virginia Barrett Williams.

He was born in Waco, NC, grew up in Cherryville, NC.  During "The Great Depression" he moved to Spartanburg seeking work with his wife and son, Leon Williams.  Frank was a car mechanic, as well as a car and boat salesman.  He and his family started two car and boat dealerships.  Since 1930 the family introduced power boats to several states.  He was a former self-taught airplane pilot. A member of First Baptist Church of Tryon since 1933 and a Sunday school teacher for many years.   In his later years his was an ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

He is survived by a granddaughter, Donna Lynn Manning and five great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son Edward Leon Williams and a grandson Edward Leon Williams Jr.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00pm Monday, February 7, 2011 at Petty Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held 2:00pm Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Jeff Harris.



Woody Boat Magazine has put a headline article about Frank and his passing on it's web site.
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 Service Information

February 7, 2011

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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