Former Attala County fire chief Roy Williams dies following car wreck


The former fire chief of the Attala County Fire Department died Tuesday due to injuries sustained in a weekend car wreck.

According to Attala County Coroner Sam Bell, Roy Williams, 65, died Tuesday at a Jackson hospital.

The wreck happened Sunday afternoon on Knox Road around 11:10 am. Williams was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital Attala before being airlifted to Jackson for more treatment.

Williams was the Attala County Fire Department’s first African American fire chief.

In total, he served the citizens of Attala County as a firemen for 32 years.

The following funeral arrangements have been set: 

Winter’s Funeral Home – Kosciusko
Monday, Nov. 20
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christian Liberty MB Church (507 Tipton St. Kosciusko)
Tuesday, Nov. 21
1:00 pm

Flowers can be sent to Winter’s Funeral Home
325 Fenwick St
Kosciusko, MS 39090

  1. Arnold
    November 16, 2023 at 6:30 PM

    He’s been with the fire department for many years. Thanks for your service sir. Condolences to the family and co workers

  2. Katherine
    November 17, 2023 at 7:50 AM

    My other brother by different mother we were certainly miss you. We were friends for 46 years from high school. Lord help us all

  3. Nana
    November 17, 2023 at 9:08 AM

    My sympathies to his family and close friends. He was top notch guy, one you’d want to be around when trouble struck for sure. Always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger. Great guy that will be sorely missed!!!

  4. Rita
    November 17, 2023 at 1:18 PM

    Roy was much more than a Fire Chief. He had a love for his job, but mostly, a love for Attala County and all those that live in our County. Roy was both admired and respected. He will be missed. Rest easy Roy, EOS 11-14-2023

  5. Donald
    November 17, 2023 at 6:52 PM

    Chief Roy served our county with honor.

  6. Yoshi
    November 18, 2023 at 11:16 AM

    Cheif Williams will me greatly missed. My thoughts and prayer go out to his family.

  7. Kathleen Anderson
    Kathleen Anderson
    November 18, 2023 at 11:40 AM

    My sincere condolences to the family 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  8. Douglas Harlos
    Douglas Harlos
    December 31, 2023 at 11:44 PM

    We lost a good man


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