Carl Edward Williams, 79

Carl Edward Williams, 79, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living. He was born in Scranton, Pa., on Thursday, July 29, 1937, son of the late Hayden Williams and Margaret (Weibel) Williams.

Williams was a proud U.S. Army veteran, having served in Panama from 1956 until 1958. He worked in the printing industry for his entire career, most recently as a sales manager/project specialist for Dennison Manufacturing.

He was an avid duplicate bridge player. His favorite partner was his wife of 38 years, Trina. Together, they traveled to bridge tournaments up and down the East Coast, and spent several weeks each winter in Florida. He was a member of the American Contract Bridge League and achieved the rank of Ruby Life Master.

More than anything, Williams cherished time spent with family, especially his children and grandchildren. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, and he will be deeply missed by everyone who was blessed to know him.

In addition to his parents, Williams was preceded in death by his brothers, John Williams and Robert Williams. He is survived by his beloved wife, Trina (Leed) Williams; his sons, Michael and his spouse, Leslie, of New Market, Md., Douglas of York, Pa., Darryl and his wife, Amy, of Richmond, Va., and Russell and his wife, Kelli, of West Linn, Ore.; his daughters, Denise Barton and her husband, Brian, of Red Lion, Pa., Krista Cooper and her husband, Robert, of Broussard, La., and Liz Turner and her husband, Scott, of Dover, Del.; and by 14 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, 34874 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean View, Del., where friends may visit beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Johns Hopkins, Department of Neurology Fund for Brain Cancer Research; 550 North Broadway, Suite 731; Baltimore, MD 21205. Condolences may be sent online at