Billy Ray Williams, age 74 of Eagle Springs passed away, November 28, 2019 on his birthday and Thanksgiving day while doing what he loved best, being outside and hunting. 

A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Central Carolina Riders Association (CCRA) Arena. 

A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Raymond and Hazel (Livengood) Williams. Billy retired from the NC Forest Service as a heavy equipment operator. He was an active member and past president of the CCRA. Billy was also a member of the Carolina Mounted Search and Rescue Team, where he served as Command Post Officer/Tac Manager.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed all kinds of hunting and fishing. He was a farrier and leatherman. Billy could do anything he put his mind to and was a master of many things. He was also a great story teller.

He is survived by his wife Carol (Carrick) Williams; daughters Lynn Brower and boyfriend Bobby of Robbins, Lisa Meurer and husband Jacob of Spring Lake; sisters Frances Pickler and husband Virgil of Aberdeen, Linda Daniel and husband James of Magna, UT; three grandchildren Kristin, Tiffany, Alana and two great-grandchildren Kayleb, Jacob. 

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Williams family. 

An online register is available at

Memories Timeline


  1. Carol and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I know that Billy will
    sorely be missed. He was an Awesome Friend,
    and a Great Horseman! He had a way when working with horses,
    that was like a “Horse Whisperer”.
    Sending our Condolences, Thoughts and Prayers for your family.
    Amanda Chalflinch Davis and husband Terry

  2. My sincere condolences to Carol and family. I remember Billy Ray as a dedicated North Carolina Forest Service employee who plowed many a fire in Moore County as well as other counties of the state. You could count on him to do all aspects of his job to the fullest. Dave Andres, retired NC Forest Service

  3. Condolences to the Williams family. When I saw this photo I thought he looked so much like Raymond. Praying for perfect peace for you all. Annette Thomas

  4. Carol. I am so sorry to hear about your great loss. Billy will be greatly missed. I have many fond memories of the years we worked together for the N.C. Forest Service. May God bless and comfort You and your family.

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