Kirby Lee Williams
July 14, 1947 – April 17, 2020
Kirby Williams, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away on April 17, 2020 at the age of 72. Kirby was born on July 14, 1947 in Waco, Texas to Charles and Shirley Williams. Kirby was one of 4 kids. He married his wife, Katherine “Suzanne” Williams on November 21, 1981 and shared 6 kids together. Kirby served in the Air Force for 14 years and was honorably discharged in March 1979 . Kirby was a hard worker and was dedicated to his family. He enjoyed staying active by maintaining an immaculate yard, running, golfing, playing pickleball, lifting weights, and umpiring youth baseball and softball games. Kirby was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Shirley Williams. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Williams; children Scott Williams, Stephen Williams, Khara Romero and her husband Anthony Romero, Kristen Kennedy and her husband Derrick Kennedy, Kyle Williams and Brittany Ortiz, Julianne Jaramillo, Kassidy Williams, and Karlee Williams; 9 grandchildren Jordan Williams, Colton Romero, Avery Romero, Ashlynn Kennedy, Chase Kennedy, Payton Williams, Mikaylee Mendez, Bryce Dutcher and Brooklyn Dutcher. A memorial service with Military Honors and celebration of life will be held at a later date. Zoeller funeral home is in charge of arrangements. “Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not.”
Committal Service with Military Honors
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Kirby Lee Williams
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June 5, 2020
Took Aves to the lake for the first time in her life. Spent the day in the boat... a Searay... and thought about you quite a bit. My favorite childhood memories of you and our family is us at the lake. Thank you for showing us that #lakelife! 🚤 Love and miss you greatly! 💙
May 8, 2020
We will never forget Kirby as our neighbor in Albuquerque. He was a wonderful guy and always so humorous. He had a heart of gold and loved his family more than you could imagine. Wherever you are, we will always be thinking of you.
May 8, 2020
Kirby was the best parent husband and friend! When I first met Kirby he made me feel so welcome! I hope your playing golf and so much more in heaven!!
May 6, 2020
I first met Kirby back in 2008 when his daughter Kristen and my son Derrick graduated from ENMU. I was blown away by the love he had for his family. He asked me to watch over his daughter since she was moving to San Antonio with my son. They went on to marry and have two beautiful children Ashlynn and Chase. That made us family. We enjoyed watching our grandkids play ball and sitting in the stands cheering them on. We are gonna miss you so much!! I know you will be their biggest cheerleader up in heaven and will have the best seat in the house. May you rest in eternal peace until we meet again. I will continue to watch over Kristen as I promised to do so many years ago. Spread your wings and fly my friend💙🙏😇
May 6, 2020
Kirby - I have been avoiding this because it is so painful for me. I will miss your smile.....I loved your smile. I will miss your beautiful eyes and yes, your corny jokes and how you were so anal about your yard and you LOVED ice cream. You were a wonderful husband to my sister and father to all of my nieces and nephew. The way you took care of our mom for that year you lived with her in Albuquerque says so much about the kind of person you were. She would call you at work and you would come right home and take care of whatever she needed. The way you would look at my sister......I knew you loved her deeply. I want to say thank you. Thank you for always accepting me for me and for giving my sister and the kids an amazing life. You left too soon Kirby. I am writing this to you with tears streaming down my face. This is just so damn hard! I want to be with my sister and the kids but I can’t bc of this virus. I want and need to mourn with them. You have been a part of my life for so long that I am just not ready to say goodbye. So I won’t. Not yet. It hurts to much. I think of you every day. Love you Kirby Lee.
Love, your sister-in-law “Auntie Lynn”
May 5, 2020
I really really miss you grandpa, Every time I go to Gammie’s it just doesn’t feel right with out you around. How am I supposed to steal your sweets out of the freezer if your not around? Who is going to bring me pickle juice during my games? It’s really hard to know that when I go to Gammie’s you’re not in your room with Bella watching tv about coins and other things. I have been crying every single night before I go to bed because I have been thinking of you . I remember when you used to throw the football to me and Chase and it got really competitive . I am going to miss your tight hugs ,your sweet tooth , and over all the great personality.￼
April 29, 2020
It still doesn’t feel real that you are no longer here. It hurts my heart to think we won’t have you here on earth. However, I know you are still with us and watching over us up in heaven. I think that’s what makes this a little more bearable, is that I will get to see you again someday. Just know you were one hell of a dad! We are all so proud of you. You did everything for your family up until the very end. There are so many things I will miss about you. Everyone keeps talking about your hugs, but it’s true your super tight hugs will be missed. Your gorgeous eyes and contagious smile. It hurts to know that I will no longer be able to pick up the phone when I need advice. You always gave the best advice. You always knew the right things to say and were so level headed. The littlest things seem to trigger me these days. I was making the chili burritos and started crying because of how you loved spicy food. I want to make sure Derrick keeps up with the yard because I know how much pride you took in your yard. First thing he did was go and edge your yard because he knew that it wasn’t up to your standards. My friend gave me a rose bush and I thought how ironic because you tried to teach me how to care for those and I gave up and pulled them all out, but I’m determined to keep it alive just for you! Gosh there are so many things and life lessons you’ve taught and instilled in me that I will forever be grateful for. I will continue to work hard just as you did. I hope I continue to make you proud. I will always be your sunshine! Love and miss you so much!!!
April 25, 2020
You were such a beautiful person, Dad! I am going to miss you more than words can express. We all are. Your extremely tight hugs, the way you lit up a room, your beautiful infectious smile, and your assurance that everything is always going to be OK. You provided strength, love, compassion for others, zero tolerance of anybody being treated with disrespect, and your drive was infectious! We are all having a very hard time with this. You are the first love we have lost and it hurts... bad. We are sorry we couldnt get you home fast enough to see your grandbabies and hear their voices one last time. That is going to weigh on me, probably forever. But know that you were the best Gampy to all 8 of them! Thats all for right now. Ill probably be coming back to this page for years to come to share memories of your beautiful self. I love and miss you much!
Love, Your Special Angel.
April 25, 2020
Dad was the best thing that ever happened to me. He taught me to believe in myself and to stay strong. He has stood my my side when I’m in my darkest moments. I loved how he brought up the room when family and friends are near. I absolutely loved when he smiles and told corny jokes. I am very great full that mom and dad took me under their wings and adopted me into their family when I was a baby. I remember watching him working so hard on what he does and never giving up. I have . I loved absolutely loved the bond between his dog bell and him. They were like two peas in a pod. Bella would go everywhere with him. #goals .He was a wonderful husband to my mom, a wonderful grandpa, and a wonderful father to his family. I will truly miss him but I know in my heart that he is watching over me and telling me to be strong. I have promised him that I will stay strong in what I do and live my life to the fullest like he has.
April 21, 2020
Kirby was my first cousin. Our dads were brothers. It has been YEARS since the last time he was in Waco. Even though I was a little kid, he was always so sweet and kind and would always visit with me. My deepest sympathy to the Williams family. My mom, his last living aunt on the Williams side (she is 94) also sends her condolences.