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Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home

4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX

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Keith Robert Williams

19 août , 19699 juin , 2019
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Keith Robert Williams, age 49 of Arlington, passed away on June 9, 2019. He was born on August 19, 1969 in Shreveport, Louisiana, the son of Billy and Julia (Grimes) Williams. Keith married Lisa Chapman on February 17, 2005 and they celebrated 15 years of marriage.

Keith was a brilliant child, always interested in science and technology. As he grew up, Keith shared his knowledge with others, teaching classes at the young age of 12, to helping others solve problems, and even making a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT. Keith graduated from Berkner High School in Richardson, and attended Texas Tech, and most recently worked for Tenaska, Inc. as a security control administrator. In his spare time, Keith enjoyed leather working, sports cars, making and flying drones, and shooting. Keith’s greatest time was spent with his family and friends, all of whom will miss his smile and sense of humor.

Keith is survived by his wife, Lisa; daughters Amberlie Elisabeth and wife Jordan Danielle Savell; Kelcee Mishell and husband David Jeffrey Gannon; Aunt and Uncle Leon and Donna Lacis; grandchildren Braxton Payne Holderby, Maezie Landry Holderby, and Hannah Michelle Holderby; sister Wendy Kristine Williams Russell and fiancé John William Burkhart; nephews Andy Glenn Russell, Jr., Caleb Wayne Chapman, and Kendall Lee Chapman; parents Billy Lee and Julia Ann Grimes Williams; parent-in-laws Martha Faye and Owen Craig Chapman; and his beloved bulldog, Toby.

A celebration of Keith’s life will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 22 at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home Arlington. The family invites family and friends to dress comfortably and wear blue – Keith’s favorite color. The family will host a lunch reception immediately following the service. All in attendance are welcome to join us.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Keith’s honor to St. Jude’s Research Center or to the ASPCA.

Services

  • Celebration of Life samedi, 22 juin , 2019

Souvenirs

Keith Robert Williams

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Julia Williams

14 juillet , 2019

Keith ~

I loved you before you were born and more at first sight, You had a sweet infectious smile from the beginning to the end. Your life was way too short but you lived and did a lot. You were never afraid to try new things and go on new adventures. You were fortunate enough to find love in Lisa and the kids Amberlie and Kelcee, Michael and Christina.

Wendy and Andy talk about you and smile at the memories of fun and silliness. Of course, your mischievous nature helped you get away with a lot. Your sister wasn’t fond of that. Most of the time Dad and I didn’t know you were around. You were in your room redesigning a new toy you had.

I think about you all the time. Maybe it’s because you took part of me with you.

You are gone and I love you still until the day I am gone and will see you smiling again.

Love, Mom❤️💕

Martha Chapman

8 juillet , 2019

I have a mental image of Keith looking back over his shoulder with a big grin on his face. He was always grinning when having a conversation with us. and was always ready for the next big adventure .

Brad Lewis

4 juillet , 2019

Brother Vis! That is what I called Kieth- a version of his Photon name, Vision. Photon was a coming of age place- think of movies like stranger things, the sandlot, and teenage movies from the 80’s all wrapped in one. We all made friends for life there.

Vision and I created a short lived team there, and Played on the more known team among friends called The Axis and The Phone Cops. So many stores to tell it would fill a book! We used to go on group six flags outings, concerts, and trips to other Photons. So many good times!

Brother Vision was a great dude- and it was wonderful to see how great he continued to be in life. A happy, good natured dude who enhance the lives of those he encountered. I will see you again at the great Photon field in the sky Brother Vision!

Your friend- Romer

Karen Pulver

4 juillet , 2019

Keith, the smartest man we knew, was a modern day miracle worker to us! We have so many memories of Keith as he was always so kind to us and patient with us when we were technologically challenged when we got our first laptops. Of course we still are, but with Keith’s guidance we’re much better! He taught us so much when we had college age daughters at a time when a laptop was a must have even back in those days. He always smiled and answered our questions. And sometimes we were asking the same question again! He still smiled! I can only imagine what he was thinking!! I would pass along a persnickety laptop to you at school, you would deliver it to him, he did his magic, and you would bring it back to me the next day working perfectly! I also know how happy you were when you met Keith. We had the privilege of working with you daily at the time you married and witness your happiness. Your faced just glowed every time you spoke of him. May all your many memories together comfort you in the days ahead. So much love to you, Lisa.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Terry Tillman

21 juin , 2019

Terry Tillman

21 juin , 2019

Keith and I became friends at Apollo Junior High in 1984. I first remember coming over to his parents house and chatting in the hot tub that winter. We had so many similar interests, as good friends do. We formed a wonderful friendship. Many times I remember riding in his red Nissan Sentra and listening to his favorite band, Foreigner, on cassette over and over again. We’d drive all over town, but would frequent Photon. Photon was an older version of indoor laser tag. Keith became obsessed and very good at playing it. Keith also worked at Richardson Square Mall in the arcade where friends Chris Ott, Alex Grosh, Mark Schroeder, Eric Leyman and I would hang out. Keith, being the generous friend he was, would either hand us a stack of tokens or open the games to give us free credits to play. There are just too many memories and wonderful times growing up with him to mention. After we graduated from Berkner High School in 1987, we began to drift apart as I got married and he did as well. I remember him coming by to visit in the early 90’s but then didn’t talk until 2010 over social media. Even all those years later, Keith and I similarly had a thing for technology. In that conversation I remember telling him I was considering leaving the technology field but he quickly came back with “I still love technology” and he quickly talked me back into it where I remain today. Keith, you’ve never left my thoughts. I’ll miss you. I’ve always remembered you and I always will.

Sherrie Barkman Sutphen

19 juin , 2019

Keith was such a kind, friendly young man with a huge heart. I know we will all miss him and always think of him in days, months and years to come. We loved playing water volleyball with him and the Williams family.

My heart goes out to the whole family. I pray you find comfort in knowing that he was one of the best people I know. I can still see his big smiles.

Lots of Love and Butterfly Hugs to All

Laurie Lope

17 juin , 2019

I think I am still in disbelief that someone so young and charismatic is gone from our lives and it has left a huge hole in our hearts. After reading Uncle Billy's memories of Keith, I learned so many new things about him. I remember as kids when Keith came to visit us in Shreveport. Man, he could solve a Rubik's cube in about 2.5 seconds flat and I looked up to him. I may have cheated and pulled off the stickers to solve my own cube. We played games and video games. I tried to ride go-carts with him and his family, but that was a small disaster. When I was 14 or 15, he took me and my friend to my first real concert at Texas Stadium to see INXS and Guns N Roses. He was just a good guy. I remember sailing on a boat with him in Dallas and again on a catamaran in Panama City Beach. I was so scared, but he was at the helm and it was such a fun adventure. When I think of Keith, I think of someone who always had a smile on his face and cracked the best jokes even with a dry sense of humor at times. He truly made me laugh. We didn't do a lot of socializing outside of holidays as adults, but when we saw each other on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, etc... we always greeted each other with a hug and I thought that I was pretty lucky to have such amazing family. I know he truly loved his wife. It showed when I saw them together! My heart breaks for a life cut short, but also for those left behind. There are no right words, but a lot of people loved Keith and will continue to hold his memories in their hearts.

Billy and Julia Williams

16 juin , 2019

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Julia and I have had a great marriage now going on 54 years. Part of the reason for such a successful marriage is that we were blessed early with two wonderful children (Wendy and Keith) whom we have watched mature, complete their education, become successfully employed, marry, and have families of their own. Unfortunately, early on Sunday morning June 9, 2019 around 3:00 am when most of you were asleep, surrounded by family we watched our youngest, Keith Robert, in a hospital emergency room, leave this earth forever. At the young age of 49 he left this world way to soon. Keith was an exceptional kid. He was very smart. On many occasions his teachers informed us that he had made the highest score on their yearly intelligent tests. He was very intelligent and as an adult he grew to be very sociable and had many friends. From a very young age he became involved with computers. He pursued and earned many computer related certifications and spent most of his adult life working with computer technology. He had many varied interests. As a kid he loved the water. He was an accomplished swimmer, was on the diving team in high school, and loved to sail. We had a small Scorpion sailboat, similar to a Sunfish, that we sailed almost every week on White Rock Lake. Once we were on a vacation in Panama City, Florida and before I knew it, he swam out to a buoy I could barely see. When he returned, he said, "Wow that was further than I thought." Once we were planning a trip to Hawaii and he thought it would be fun to dive, so he took a course and became a certified scuba diver. While there he dove on a sunken boat about 80 feet deep. We have videos of him clowning for the camera. Before I ever saw a drone available for purchase on-line or in a store, he visited us at our home in Richardson with one he had built, complete with video camera.

Billy and Julia Williams

16 juin , 2019

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He loved to shoot various pistols and rifles and he and I together attended a course and obtained our concealed carry licenses. After a while he purchased some equipment and started reloading his own bullets. He became interested in working with leather and recently purchased a special sewing machine that could be used to sew leather. His plan was to make billfolds and purses for Christmas presents this year. He loved his dogs. He once had a boxer, he appropriately named Cassius. Cassius passed many years ago, and now he had a lovable English bulldog named Tobias, Toby for short. He was totally in love with Lisa his wife of 15 years. Although he never had children of his own, he had two stepchildren from a previous marriage and two with Lisa. All of his stepchildren loved him like he was their dad. His nephew, Andy Russell Jr. admired his uncle and we recently took a picture of them standing back to back to see if he was as tall as his uncle Keith. My wife Julia and I appreciate all the cards, telephone calls, Facebook messages, etc. we have received offering condolences. Everybody wants to say the "right thing" to provide comfort, but the catch is there is no "right thing." The best I can say is that we have many friends who really care. Our son left this world unexpectedly, and way too soon. We have previously lost both of our parents and Julia lost her brother. All of these were very emotional situations and we do not want to diminish them in any way, but the loss of a child is different. Our emotions are raw at this point and I hope and expect they will get better with time. Again thanks, Mom and Dad.

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Biographie

Keith Robert Williams, age 49 of Arlington, passed away on June 9, 2019. He was born on August 19, 1969 in Shreveport, Louisiana, the son of Billy and Julia (Grimes) Williams. Keith married Lisa Chapman on February 17, 2005 and they celebrated 15 years of marriage.

Keith was a brilliant child, always interested in science and technology. As he grew up, Keith shared his knowledge with others, teaching classes at the young age of 12, to helping others solve problems, and even making a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT. Keith graduated from Berkner High School in Richardson, and attended Texas Tech, and most recently worked for Tenaska, Inc. as a security control administrator. In his spare time, Keith enjoyed leather working, sports cars, making and flying drones, and shooting. Keith’s greatest time was spent with his family and friends, all of whom will miss his smile and sense of humor.

Keith is survived by his wife, Lisa; daughters Amberlie Elisabeth and wife Jordan Danielle Savell; Kelcee Mishell and husband David Jeffrey Gannon; Aunt and Uncle Leon and Donna Lacis; grandchildren Braxton Payne Holderby, Maezie Landry Holderby, and Hannah Michelle; sister Wendy Kristine Williams Russell and fiancé John William Burkhart; nephews Andy Glenn Russell, Jr., Caleb Wayne Chapman, and Kendall Lee Chapman; parents Billy Lee and Julia Ann Grimes Williams; parent-in-laws Martha Faye and Owen Craig Chapman; and his beloved bulldog, Toby.

A celebration of Keith’s life will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 22 at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home Arlington. The family invites family and friends to dress comfortably and wear blue – Keith’s favorite color. The family will host a lunch reception immediately following the service. All in attendance are welcome to join us.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Keith’s honor to St. Jude’s Research Center or to the ASPCA.