A large, red headed man with a big heart for Shelby County passed away today.
Former Shelby County Commissioner Ed Williams died Monday at age 78.
Williams, a Republican, served on the County Commission for 16 years starting in 1978. He was smitten by politics at an early age. He loved to tell the story of how Boss Crump gave him one of his hats while working on a Scout project.
Ed Williams served as Shelby County Historian for many years until his death.