LONGVIEW, Texas -- Funeral services for Lloyd T. "Willie" Williams, 85, of Longview, Texas, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Longview with the Revs. David Lawson and Gene Petty officiating. Entombment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum under the direction of Rader Funeral Home. Mr. Williams passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Longview.
He was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Trenton to Forest and Opal Williams. He had lived in Longview since 1942, returning after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he worked as an X-ray technician in the old Harmon General Hospital.
He was an electricia, having worked a manager for Messner Electric Company and as a purchaser for LaTourneau.
He was a member of the Oakland Heights Baptist Church, past president of the Jaycees and was on the committee that purchased land where the fairgrounds now sit. He also donated his time and knowledge to wire the original Mobberly Avenue Baptist Church when it was being built. He also raised Angus beef as a hobby.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Evelyn of Longview; son, Michael Williams of Longview; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Prentice Conway of Shreveport, La.; three grandchildren, Lance Williams, Kim Fox and Susan Conway; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Caleb Fox; two sisters, Joyce Stupka and Lois Williams; one brother, Curtis Williams; and many other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Oakland Height Baptist Church, 1600 Judson Road, Longview, TX 75601 or charity of choice.
A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com.