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 www.post-register.com/obituaries/roy-williams.