William E Echols

September 29, 1954 ~ May 22, 2018 (age 63)

William Earl Echols  was born on September 29,1954 in Tiplersville, MS to the late Ancil Earl Echols and Ethel “Rucker” Echols.  The Lord quietly called him home on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 

William Earl resided in Memphis, TN and attended Melrose High School. Later he pursed a career at a furniture factory until his health failed. He enjoyed making miniature furniture. Some of the miniature furniture he crafted was for doll houses. Furniture companies would pursue some of the doll house furniture styles to build regular sized furniture.  

William Earl interests included watching old movies, working on cars, and spending time with family. He also loved his pit bulls as they were his passion and extension of his family.  


William Earl was preceded in death by, his parents, Ancil Earl Echols and Ethel “Rucker” Echols, brother, Otis Echols, grandson, Jrake Stinson, and daughter, Lawanda Edgeston. 


William Earl life will forever be cherished by his wife; Mae Wanda Edgeston-Echols, seven sons; William Echols Jr., Devlin Echols, Joshua Echols, Javard Edgeston, Jarvis Edgeston, Marquette Boyd, and Javon Edgeston, daughter, Sonya (Robert) Garner, three sisters; Carolyn Echols, Donna Echols, Laura (Kenneth) McKenzie, three brothers; Billy (Jessie) Echols, Jimmie (Brenda) Echols, and Douglas Echols, and a host of devoted grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.   

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