Details of Disappearance
Williams was last seen in Old Fort, North Carolina on April 1, 1955. He worked at the Old Fort finishing plant. On the day of his disappearance, he left work earlier than usual, either because he wasn't feeling well or because he had forgotten something. He was last seen walking along the railroad tracks in Old Fort. He has never been heard from again.
Williams had no contact with his wife of five years, his two children or any other loved ones after his disappearance. He was declared legally dead seven years after he was last seen. His siblings and wife are now deceased, but his youngest daughter, who was only a year old at the time of his disappearance, is alive, as is his stepdaughter and his cousin.
According to Williams's surviving family, he was loving father, but did occasionally binge-drink and would become mean-spirited when under the influence of alcohol. His family doesn't believe he left voluntarily in 1955, because he had no debts or any other reasons to walk out of his life. His case remains unsolved.