Edward R. Williams, Sr. 89 of Wood Cove Drive, Coventry died Saturday April 26, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in East Providence he was a son of the late James F. and Pearl B. (George) Williams, Sr. Mr. Williams worked for the Veterans Administration for many years before retiring. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He leaves four sons, Edward R. Williams, Jr. of Seekonk, Marshall F. Williams of Stonehill, Georgia, Steven J. Williams of Coventry and James F. Williams III of Palm Beach, California, fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Virginia L. Wing, Marshall Williams and James F. Williams, Jr. His funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter. Calling hours Wednesday 5-7. In lieu of flowers contributions to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904-9826 would be appreciated.