Dateline: June 6, 2002
S. (Bill) Williams, 81, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, from congestive heart
failure in East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas. Services were held in the Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home
Chapel on Saturday, May 25 for friends and family followed by graveside
services and burial in the Lindale City Cemetery.
Williams was born in Ranger, Texas, June 1, 1920 and raised in the
Abilene, Texas area. He
married Mahdene “Dee” Williams in 1940.
They lived in San Francisco where Mr. Williams was attached to the
Navy on Guam during the war. They
resided briefly in Memphis where Bill worked for West Texas Utilities
before moving to Clarendon in 1949. After
a brief partnership with Dick Chunn, Bill took over the business and
established Clarendon Electric. Over
the years Bill added licenses in plumbing, heating and air conditioning
and was active in several professional organizations.
his years in Clarendon, Bill was an active member of the Lions Club.
In 1966 he sold the business and moved to Dimmitt, Texas, where he
opened A-1 Mechanical. Mr. Williams sold A-1 mechanical in 1982 and retired to
Hideaway Lakes where he enjoyed golfing, boating and fishing in his later
years. He was a member of
Hideaway Lake Community Church and was active in the Kiwanis Club.
include Betty Williams, his wife of 26 years, of Hideaway Lakes; two
daughters, Connie W. Stewart of Galveston, and Cyndy Reynolds of Dimmitt;
two grandchildren, Cherie D. Floyd of Clarendon and Christopher Reynolds
of Dimmitt; and three great-grandchildren, Crystal, James and Charlie all
family suggests memorials be to The American Heart Association.
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