Larry Emmitt Williamson

April 15, 1930May 29, 2019

A graveside service for Larry Emmitt Williamson, 89, of Canton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

Mr. Williamson passed away May 29, 2019, at his home. He was born April 15, 1930, in Boyce, LA to Williie Lee and Una Lee Roy Williamson.

Larry was a Baptist by faith. He grew up in Louisiana. He became a truck driver at the young age of 16 and joined the US Army. They discovered he was underage and gave him an honorable discharge. Larry was drafted into the US Army when he turned 18 years old and served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. In 1953 Larry married Shirley and they started a family in Oregon and raised four children. In 1974 Larry married Dorothy. He took a break from trucking to manage a 3,000 acre ranch in Bakers City, Oregon for several years. It was there at the ranch that he had many fond memories with family and friends. He then returned to trucking before moving back to Texas in 1981. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and Nascar. With the heart of a true trucker, he enjoyed going places and did not like to be still for very long.

Mr. Williamson is preceded in death by his parents: Willie Williamson and Una Lee Luneau; brother, Willie Lee Williamson; two stepdaughters: Jennifer Slaughter and Julie Slaughter; and his first wife, Shirley Marie Burnell.

Larry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dorothy Williamson of Canton; son, Larry Dean Williamson of Portland, OR; daughter, Cheryl Ann McFerran of Portland, OR; daughter, Becky Lee Williamson of Oregon City, OR; daughter, Karen Marie White of Beavercreek, OR; stepson, Tommy Lee Tidwell of Dallas, TX; stepdaughter, Becky Lee Thompson of Boring, OR; stepson, Fred Van Bradford of Sachse, TX; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Cassie Owens of South Carolina and Sarita Pool of Canton, TX; and a brother, Perry Luneau of Tioga, TX.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 15, 2019


Larry Emmitt Williamson

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Kim Watnee-Moles

June 15, 2019

I am so sorry for the families loss. I remember Larry from many years ago he always had a big smile and strong southern accent a very kind man. My condolences to the entire family.
With love and fond memories
Kim Moles