OBITUARY

John Roger Williams

October 26, 1918July 23, 2013
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John R Williams of Austin, Texas passed away quietly in his sleep on July 23, 2013. He was 94. He was born in Columbus, Ohio to John Roger Williams and Golden Marie Glass Williams. After graduating from Ohio State University, he attained the rank of Major in the US Army during World War II. He married Dorothy Eleanor Mack and worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for the rest of his career. They had three children. John was an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Exchange Club of Austin where he had many friends. He enjoyed sailing on Lake Travis with his wife Dorothy and traveling the US by car. He later became quite accomplished in his hobbies which included wood carving, and painting with water colors. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy in 1991. John leaves behind his daughter Susan and her husband Tony Sequra and his sons Twig and Marco, his son Roger and his wife Gayland and their sons Eric and Taylor, and his son David and his wife Barbara and his two children Bradley and his wife Kellie and their children Nickolas and Dylan, and daughter Callie and her husband Brad Calhoun, and his half-brother George Williams. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family, from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Friday 26th of July 2013, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. A graveside services will be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 27th of July 2013, at Austin Memorial Park, followed by memorial service at eleven o’clock at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Drive, reception immediately follows at the church. Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 26, 2013
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 27, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 27, 2013
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Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret)

July 27, 2013

Thank you, John, for your service to our country.

Barbara Hudson

July 27, 2013

I knew John through the Exchange Club. He always made me smile; such a dear man. It was a privilege to know him and ring the bell with him for Salvation Army at Christmas - lots of laughter. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Don Barton

July 26, 2013

I m so sorry to hear of your loss. John was my boss for several years at Southwestern Bell. He was always caring and considerate and I thought of him as a friend. I respected him very much.

Dave Aldridge

July 26, 2013

So sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Williams. He and I always had some good talks about stocks and I can"t forget about treated to nachos and the PBS news when I visited their home.

July 26, 2013

Dear Roger, David and Sue,
We will miss your dad so much! I enjoyed spending holidays, and birthdays with him and making him eat my cooking!!John was always so pleasant and fun to talk with, too! It's been a hard summer for both of our families. Love to you all!

Laurie and Ray

George Williams

July 25, 2013

Dear Roger,

Venabelle, David Evan and I send many condolences to you, David and Susan as well as all the family . I had called him in May when we had a good talk together . Earlier in talking to him he said,” You know George I've lived down here so long that I consider myself a Longhorn.

I replied, “ John you were born an Ohio Buckeye, you went to school in Buckeye territory, graduated at Ohio State , your wife Dorothy was

A Buckeye, John , you'll always be a Buckeye.” Your dad lived his life like a passage from Thoreau's “ Walden”, “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. Live your life by cutting your business of 100's down to twos and keep their accounts on your thumbnails.” Rog , your dad, and my brother was a great wonderful, man .

George Williams

George Williams

July 25, 2013

Dear Roger,

Venabelle, David Evan and I send many condolences to you, David and Susan as well as all the family . I had called him in May when we had a good talk together . Earlier in talking to him he said,” You know George I've lived down here so long that I consider myself a Longhorn.

I replied, “ John you were born an Ohio Buckeye, you went to school in Buckeye territory, graduated at Ohio State , your wife Dorothy was

A Buckeye, John , you'll always be a Buckeye.” Your dad lived his life like a passage from Thoreau's “ Walden”, “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. Live your life by cutting your business of 100's down to twos and keep their accounts on your thumbnails.” Rog , your dad, and my brother was a great wonderful, man .

Luann Robinson

July 25, 2013

Dave & Barb,
So sorry to hear of you loss! He was a blessed man. Thinking of you all!
Love,
Lu & Wayne

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY