Everett Barker Williams

6 febrero , 194225 julio , 2022
 Obituario de Everett Barker Williams
Everett Barker “Butch” Williams was born in Beaumont, Texas on February 6, 1942 to Floyd Everett Williams and Villa Mae Morehead Williams and passed away on July 25, 2022 in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Anahuac, Texas and attended Anahuac schools, where he would meet the love of his life, Shirley Jenkins. He and Shirley would date through college and were married in November 1963 and remained happily married for over 58 years. They had three boys and built a loving home for their family in Hankamer, Texas. He excelled at sports at Anahuac, earning Honorable Mention All-State honors in football. At the 1-A state track meet during his senior year, he placed 2nd in the 440 yard dash, 6th in the discus, and was a member of the 440 yard and mile relay teams, each of which placed 2nd in the state. He was offered football scholarships to play for multiple former Southwest Conference teams and chose Baylor University. He was a letterman on the football team and was a member of the 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl championship team. After Baylor, he attended the University of Texas Law School and graduated in 1966. After graduation, he accepted an associate position with the Houston law firm of Dempsy Prappas. He later moved to the law firm of Reid, Strickland & Gillette in Baytown where he became a partner and practiced real estate law for more than 50 years. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ meeting in Mont Belvieu, Texas for over 60 years. He actively took part in the services and was a pillar of the congregation until the day of his passing. He served on the Board of Directors of Anahuac National Bank from its inception in 1977. He was also a Director of American Plant Food in Galena Park for more than 50 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, incredible cook and masterful storyteller. He loved to hunt with his Dad and his boys and did so until his health prevented him from doing so. He was renowned for his cooking, both in terms of quality and quantity. Having a meal and sharing stories with him was a real treat to any who had the pleasure. He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Villa Mae, and his sister Kathy. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Williams and his brother, Drew Williams. He is also survived by his boys, Everett “Tan” Williams and his wife Cheryl, Tim Williams and his wife Tracy, and Danny Williams and his wife Sandy. He is further survived by his grandchildren Jerod Matlock and his wife Christa, Hannah Limmer and her husband Trevor, Grace Williams, Gage Williams, Charlotte Williams, Cooper Williams and bonus grandchild Carl Isaacs. Great-grandchildren are Gideon Matlock, Teagan Matlock, Asher Matlock and Finn Matlock. His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521 on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Navarre Funeral Home on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. with Ty Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at the Barber Family Cemetery in Barbers Hill, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Carter Moreau, Trevor Limmer, Matt Williams, Gage Williams, Cooper Williams and Jared Matlock. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dave Wilcox, Ken Moore, Bob Allen, John Jenkins, Paul Rice, Brett Clark, Dwayne Johnson, Johnnie Dutton, Brandon Benoit and Carl Isaac. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Baylor Bear Foundation (, the Anahuac Education Foundation (P.O. Box 2347, Anahuac, Texas 77514) or the Anahuac Lions Club (P.O. Box 926, Anahuac, Texas 77514).

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