Roy Williams


Saying goodbye is never an easy thing to do, but it becomes even more difficult when the most wonderful man you have ever known passes away. On Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 8:31 a.m., Roy A. Williams left us on the wings of a dove to meet our Lord and was reunited with the love of his life, his wife, Mary.

On Jan. 12, 1930, Roy was born to James N. Williams and Allie Carlton W

illiams in Savannah, Okla. He grew up in a loving family and was blessed with several siblings that included his sisters, Lucille and Freda, and his brothers, Garvis (“Bill”), Doyle, Jaciel, and J.T.

He married the love of his life, Mary Harrison, in Giddings, Texas, on May 30, 1952. Born to them were two daughters, Kathy Williams and Sharon Williams Sturn.

Roy was a hard working family man who did all he could to provide for his family. This could be seen in the businesses he owned and operated in Lockhart, Texas. Lockhart Welding Service was one of his companies where he could weld anything except a broken heart or the break of the morning’s light on the horizon. While working in the welding service, he and Mary opened Williams Hardware. While staying busy with the two businesses, he managed to find the time to open a third business, Lockhart Well Service. The well service soon became his main livelihood and passion. He loved drilling water wells and continued to operate Lockhart Well Service until he retired in 2000.

Roy served his country in the US Army and was a proud Korean War Veteran. He belonged to several non-profit organizations where he selflessly dedicated his time; The Masons, the Ben Hur Shriners, and the Ben Hur Shriners Travel Club to name just a few. He loved to visit the children at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston. If he could bring a smile to their face, it always brought one to his. He truly had a heart of gold.

He is survived by his two sisters, Lucille Croniger and Freda Diz; one brother Doyle Williams (Lucille); two daughters, Kathy Williams and Sharon Williams Sturn (Harold); four grandchildren: Ryan Williams (Tracey), Rocky Williams, Michael Kolos (Lynette), and Cecily Gaudinski (Adam); and nine great-grandchildren: Jordan Herman, Cade, Colton and Kiersten Williams, RJ Williams, Brayden and Remy Kolos, Jaxen and Baby Gaudinski.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary Williams; parents, James and Allie Williams; and brothers, JT Williams, Bill Williams and Jaciel Williams.

A memorial service was scheduled at 2 p.m. on, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Eeds Funeral Home. All arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas. (512) 398-2343. To view and sign the guestbook visit




  1. Jan Barrow 13 January, 2015 at 01:42 Reply

    I know that this is one of the hardest things a child has to do….Say “Goodbye” to a parent….Kathy and Sharon, your dad had a wonderful life…He was loved by many and will be missed by many….The greatest gift He had was is wife and children….Kathy, I know that your Dad appreciates all you have done for him over the years, especially in the last years of his life….The pain you feel will east but the memories will be lifelong….Reflect on the great times and know that this is what your Dad would want….You have another Angel watching over you until the day you meet again…Just remember your Dad is with the love of his live so he is not alone…Together your Mom and Dad reunited will watch over you and guide you making sure that you are safe….

  2. Judi Killian 13 January, 2015 at 22:02 Reply

    Many summers and weekends were spent with Uncle Roy and Aunt Mary along with Kathy and Sharon. I remember everyday during the summer we would go to the welding business to see Uncle Roy working tirelessly away at his passion. Also to the car wash with Aunt Mary to clean and then of course to the Dairy Queen. There was never a dull moment at the Williams’s home. We would always take an afternoon nap and awaken by Aunt Mary saying, “its time to go to the swimming pool”, and up we were yelling hooray. We would then spend the rest of the afternoon at the pool until it was time to cook dinner for Uncle Roy. Many memories of visiting them.
    It was real sad when Aunt Mary passed away leaving Roy without the love of his life and really not wanting to go on without her. Now, although the sadness is endured by us, happiness is overwelming Uncle Roy to be reunited with the love of his life, Aunt Mary. This will be the only thing that will keep us going is to know that now they are together.
    RIP Uncle Roy. We will miss and love you always.

  3. Edwin "Bubba" Slater 14 January, 2015 at 02:26 Reply

    I hope that Roy’s family will find comfort in knowing how much he was loved by his friends and the community. Roy and I became friends when we were learning our Masonic work from Red Carlson. I later learned how talented he was and found he could build/rebuild/repair almost anything. Roy was a good man and will be missed. R.I.P.

  4. Biil and Anne Clark 16 January, 2015 at 01:43 Reply

    We were sorry to hear of your loss. Your entire family is in our prayers. Mr. Williams was a man of character and will be missed.
    God bless you all.
    Bill and Anne Clark

    • Carol Jene "CJ" Ehrlich Watts & Calvin A. Watts 17 January, 2015 at 18:19 Reply

      Sharon & Kathy, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was a good person and I remember back on spending many days and nights at your house Sharon in school and he would be teasing us about many different things. But we did know when he told us something he meant it and we better remember what he said. He was a kind person. He’s back with your Mom and they are having a good time. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Carol Jene “CJ” Watts and husband Calvin “Cal” Watts.

  5. Carol Jene "CJ" Ehrlich Watts & Calvin A. Watts 17 January, 2015 at 18:13 Reply

    Sharon and Kathy, so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I remember spending many days and nights at your house Sharon and how he would be teasing us about many different things. But we did know that when he told us something he meant it. You and your family will be in my prayers. Carol Jene Watts and husband Calvin A. Watts

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