Jimmy "Jim" Dale Williams

August 20, 1938September 30, 2018

Jimmy “Jim” Dale Williams, 80, of Amarillo passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

The family will receive guests on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm in the Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Home, 5400 S. Bell. Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, October 04, 2018 at Southwest Church of Christ, 4515 Cornell in Amarillo, with Lynn Camp presiding. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, East Mausoleum.

Jim was born in Mangum, Oklahoma on August 20, 1938 to Cleveland M. and Katie O. Williams. He was a graduate of Reed High School. He and his wife Wanda Sue Stover would marry on December 6, 1957, and together, they enjoyed 60 years of marriage. He was a country boy at heart. He was a farmer and rancher by trade, but he lived the country lifestyle. His hobbies included raising cattle and horses, and he was an avid team roper. He was a homebody by choice. Some of his favorite pass times were cups of coffee with his buddies at Love’s Truck Stop, a trip to the Bushland Co-Op, but most importantly, loving on his grand kids. He and his wife were members of the Southwest Church of Christ for many years.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Tavia, and one brother Windle Williams. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Sue, son Ronnie Williams of Amarillo, daughters Debbie Croft and husband Tim of Amarillo, and Tammy Halencak and husband Andy of Canyon; three grandsons Chris, Clay, and Clint; and one great granddaughter Lorelei Halencak; brothers Donald Williams and wife Jannet, and Terry Williams, and one sister Linda Thomas and husband Sonny.


  • Cleveland M Williams, Father
  • Katie O Williams, Mother
  • Windle Williams, Brother
  • Donald Williams, Brother
  • Jannet Williams, Sister-in-law
  • Terry Williams, Brother
  • Linda Thomas, Sister
  • Sonny Thomas, Brother-in-law
  • Wanda S Williams, Wife
  • Ronnie Williams, Son
  • Debbie Croft, Daughter
  • Tim Croft, Son-in-law
  • Tammy Halencak, Daughter
  • Andy Halencak, Son-in-law
  • Jim also leaves behind three grandsons Chris, Clay, and Clint; and one great granddaughter Lorelei Halencak.

  • Marshal Cutright
  • Bert Fite
  • Gary Podzemody
  • Clearence Tignar
  • Jim Uptergrove, Honorary Bearer
  • Charlie Henderson , Honorary Bearer
  • Claude Whitaker, Honorary Bearer
  • Dave Pulley, Honorary Bearer
  • Eldon Lamb, Honorary Bearer
  • Walter Hess, Honorary Bearer
  • Marion Kinsey, Honorary Bearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 4, 2018

Jimmy "Jim" Dale Williams

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Deborah and Dave McBride

October 2, 2018

Jim was one of the nicest individuals you'd ever meet. Met him and his wife about 1990 when I purchased property next to him. From day one, he was always willing to help us out in any way he could and was a great neighbor for a number of years. Jim was a kind man, a gentleman, and never had anything negative to say about anyone. All the folks I've known over the years that knew Jim had the utmost respect for him and spoke very highly of him. Condolences to the entire Williams Family on their loss.

David De Leon Jr.

October 2, 2018

Mr. Williams was a staple at every game or competition of his grandsons'. I was on many of those teams with Chris and their grandpa was always there supporting them and their teammates. Their grandparents were always so kind.
May he rest in peace.

Danny Richburg

October 2, 2018

Jim Williams has been my friend since i move to Amarillo in 1995. He was one of, if not the, nicest men i have ever met. He was always quick to listen and slow to speak. I never heard him say one bad thing about anyone. He was a good neighbor and loved his wife Sue very much. Rest In Peace Jim.

Mike Odom

October 2, 2018

Jim was one of my dads best friend they were raised up in Mangum OK I knew him all my life I never Hurd him speak a bad word about anybody I roped my first steer at his place on Soncy when I was a little kid he had a kind heart he will be missed