November 13, 1921 – October 3, 2017
J.R. Williamson, 95, of Midland, TX passed away on October 3, 2017. He was born on November 13, 1921 in De Queen, AR. to J.R. Williamson, Sr. and Enice Parmer Williamson. He graduated from De Queen High School and joined the Army Air Corps where he proudly served in the European Theatre in World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Sergeant.
On March 24, 1944 he married the love of his life Dorothy Marie Dale, also from De Queen, at Sedalia Army Airfield base chapel in Warrensburg, MO in a crossed swords ceremony.
J.R. retired from Gulf Oil Company after a 30 year career in gas accounting. During that time he was transferred to Crane, TX and finally back to Midland, TX.
He was a member of Golf Course Road Church of Christ and he and Dorothy both enjoyed traveling with West Texas Chapter of Family Motor Coach Association.
J.R. was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who was deeply respected by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy and sisters Marguerite Walker and Ruby Ellen Hubbard.
Those left behind to honor and cherish his memory are his three sons: Richard Dale of New York, NY, Stan Williamson and wife Linda of Midland, TX and Robert Williamson and wife Laurie of Talpa, TX; his grandchildren: Stan Williamson, Jr., Susannah Nicholas, Sarah Davis, Amy Bomar and Zadie Williamson. He also leaves behind his great grandchildren: Rhett Davis, Ada Cate Davis and Garrett Nicholas.
A visitation will be Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ellis Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:00am at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
October 25, 2017
All the Williamson's are an important part of our family history.The years we spent together as best friends made memories and taught lessons that are still influencing us today. Your parents modeled love and respect in their marriage, child rearing, and friendships.
Your sweet parents had long lives, well-lived.
October 17, 2017
Always loved the Williamson's; the family that lived the American Dream. I was very luck to have had Stan, Robert, as good friends in childhood. They were lucky to have such wonderful parents! I miss them all. Ed Little
October 9, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to Richie, Stan and Robert during this time for the passing of Uncle JR. He was a gentleman and loved by so many. Cousin,Pam.
October 9, 2017
Condolences to all the family ... so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
Charlotte May Massey
October 8, 2017
Richie, Stan and Robert,
So very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have very fond memories of your family during our 'growing up years' in Ridgeheights. What wonderful childhood memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad, difficult time.