Frank Savage Williams – Colonel, United States Army

Frank Savage Williams, 84, an Army Colonel who served in the Quartermaster Corps and oversaw the commissary at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, until his retirement in 1972, died of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage September 12, 2003, at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Virginia.

Colonel Williams, who lived in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County for 35 years, was born in Philadelphia and raised in the Eastern Shore towns of Cape Charles, Virginia, and King George, Virginia.

He graduated from Virginia Tech and received a master's degree in business administration from Ohio State University. He attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

He served in the Pacific during World War II and in Japan in the 1950s. Later, after serving as chief of the Alaskan Command Exchange, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Engineer Center headquarters at Fort Belvoir, where he oversaw the commissary and other special services operations.

His military decorations included the Legion of Merit.

In retirement, he served as a consultant to the Fairfax County school system's Distributive Education Program.

He was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi business society, the Military Officers' Association, the Army Retirement Residence Foundation and the Fort Belvoir Officers' Club.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dorothy P. Williams of Alexandria; three daughters, Patricia Porter of Virginia Beach, Martha Williams Llewellyn of Alexandria and Sallie Reese of Vienna; and three brothers.


Age 85, on September 12, 2003 of Ft. Belvoir. Beloved husband of Dorothy P. Williams; loving father of Sallie W. Reese (Dennis), Martha W. Llewellyn (Stephen), and Patricia W. Porter (Ted). Also survived by three grandchildren, Vincent, Kenneth, and William.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 30, at 11 a.m. at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel. Burial will follow at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Virginia Tech Alumni Association.

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