Farming Rural 13

Leslie B. Williams

July 6, 1926 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 93)


Leslie B. Williams, 93, of Nepton, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020, at Fleming County Hospital.  He was the widower of Geraldine Goodwin Williams.

Born in Flemingsburg on July 6, 1926, he was the son of the late Ed Williams and the late Mary Bell Farrow Kerns.

Leslie was an avid tobacco farmer.  For 27 years he worked for Gorman’s - Kentucky Stone Rock Quarry.

Leslie is survived by nine of his children, Nancy Emmons of Nepton, Phyllis Branham of Somerset, Raymond (Barbie) of Nepton, Debbie (Walt) Burch of May’s Lick, Bill (Lisa) Williams of Goodview VA, Tim Williams of Frankfort, Piper (Jeff) White of Versailles, Denise (Chopper) Pollock of Nepton, and Anthony Williams of May’s Lick.  He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren,  and one great, great grandchild; a special friend, Jeanice McFarland; and his half sister, Hilda Kerns Smalley.

In addition to his wife Geraldine and his parents Ed and Mary Bell, Leslie was preceded in death by his son, Terry Williams.  He was also preceded by his brother, William Edward Williams; and nine of his half brothers and sisters, Isaac Kerns, Arthur Kerns, Millard Kerns, Wilburn Kerns, Don Kerns, Clay Kerns, Delmar Kerns, Ruby Booth, and Irene Kerns.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be private.

Leslie will be laid to rest in Fleming County Cemetery.

Active pallbearers include Chopper Pollock, Jeff White, Tim Williams, Anthony Williams, Carson White, and Jordan Williams. Honorary pallbearers include Troy Emmons and Dalton Williams.

In place of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. (online: or by mail : Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, Kentucky 40205)

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June 16, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 W. Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

Private Service

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