Patrick Kelly Williamson

March 13, 1950August 28, 2020

Patrick Kelly Williamson, known to everyone as Kelly, slipped quietly into the sunset on Friday, August 28, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Travis Williamson and Dr. Helen Keith Chapman Williamson.

He was born in Austin, Texas on March 13, 1950, but spent the majority of his younger years in Carthage, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a bachelor degree in business in 1973. He worked as a petroleum landman before moving back to Carthage and marrying Rosanne Hancock. He loved his years exploring and enjoying the sights and wildlife of the Sabine River bottom with his family and friends. He could always be seen carrying a Dr Pepper and loved nothing better in the evening than a few scoops of Bluebell Homemade Vanilla. He would oil paint on occasion, peruse his magazines with a magnifying glass, and sing to the turkeys on the pipelines.

He is survived and greatly missed by his wife of 39 years, Rosanne, his three children, Elizabeth Victoria, Anna Claire, and Gavin Chapman Williamson as well as his faithful little nap dog, Kyrie.

He wanted his passing to be as low maintenance as his life, and requested to be cremated. He did not want a memorial service, and would prefer that everyone instead step outside for a moment and share his daily quote, “What a beautiful day!”


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Robert Stillwell

September 15, 2020

An explorer, seeker, adventurer too.
No Fedora or whip but a heart that was true.
Worked hard and steady all of his life.
Protected and loved his kids and his wife.
A caring soul and a brilliant mind.
No better friend could you ever find.
A man that was young for his years,
No stranger to excitement without any fears.
A private man and one of few words,
When he spoke it was worth being heard.
Highly educated and worldly wise,
He found Earth’s beauties with his ears and his eyes.
He now holds all the answers to all the mysteries there are
Of Earth, Sea, sky and stars.
The key to all treasures of silver and gold,
The Bliss Of Peace and Love he now holds.
A part of him will live in me until we meet again,
Wonder what adventures he’ll have planned then.

Valarie Stillwell

September 12, 2020

Roseanne, you and your family are in my prayers. Kelly was a good friend to Bob, and they shared many great adventures. I know Bob will always cherish those memories.

With deepest sympathy,

Robin Smith

September 10, 2020

Roseanne (Rosie),
You are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow. Kelly was alway nice to me when we crossed paths in the Peckerwood. I never knew he was a UT Longhorn until now. So in his honor as a UT alum here’s to you Kelly, “hook em horns” on behalf of the Longhorn nation.
Peace be with you,

Mark Harris

September 9, 2020

Feeding the hogs was an experience

Tracey Murphy

September 7, 2020

Roseanne, Gavin and girls, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Kelly. I hope your family finds comfort in each other and in knowing that he is resting perfectly with the Lord.

In His love,
Tracey Murphy
(Joshua's mom 🙂)


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