Russell Lawrence “Bowser” Williams

Russell Lawrence “Bowser” Williams, 28, of Norfolk, VA, and formerly of Frankfort, Ind., died May 25, 2023.  He was born March 12, 1995 in Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, Washington to Thomas Clifford & Nora “Sam” (Chapman) Williams-Wyant.

Russell was a 2014 graduate of Frankfort High School and attended Ivy Tech.  He was on active duty with the U.S. Navy as a 2nd Class Petty Officer.  He was a GSM2 Mechanic, gas turbine technician mechanical second class. He received his orders in January to the USS Delbert D. Black an escort carrier. He was a member of the Forgotten Soulz RC in Norfolk, VA.  Russell enjoyed the demolition derby, working on cars and motorcycles, riding his motorcycle and loved spending time with his family and friends.

Russell is survived by his Father:  Thomas Clifford Williams of Colfax, formerly Frankfort, Mother:  Nora “Sam” Williams-Wyant of Ferndale, WA, Paternal Grandparents: Russell & Jackie Williams, Uncles:  James Williams, Charles Allen, Joe (Deanna) Williams, Howie Williams, Ray (Nancy) Chapman and Rick (Lynette) Chapman, several cousins and friends also survive. He is preceded in death by his uncle, Bob Williams and maternal grandparents, Lawrence W. & Arcadia R. Chapman

Funeral Services:

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2023 and from 10-11 a.m. Sunday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the funeral home. Graveside services with Military Honors will follow be in Bunnell Cemetery.  This service will be live-streamed at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2023. To participate, please visit, and follow the link or  you may leave a condolence.