Kenneth Charles Williamson

April 7, 1971August 22, 2013

Kenneth Charles Williamson, 42 years old, passed away in Temple Texas on Thursday afternoon, August 22, 2013.

He was married to Betty Williamson. They have one daughter, Jessie Diffee, her husband Ray and two grandchildren, Tamas and Leah.

Ken is also survived by his parents Lauretta and Mercer Buchanan of Waco and Frank and Aileen Williamson of Grandberry. He has two beloved brothers, Scott Williamson of Leander, and Merchant Buchanan, of Austin, his wife Ann, and their children, Ainsley and Brayden, Ken’s loving sister Elizabeth Dietz, with her husband Bill Dietz Jr. and their children, Liam and Alex. Ken graduated from Waco High School and California State in Long Beach. He is presently the President of Texas Cardiovascular Medicine.

Those who knew Ken, knew that he never met a stranger, was loyal to a fault, loved life, friends, and family. As a young man, Ken loved nothing more (other than having a great time with friends), than being Crucifer and Server for St Paul’s Episcopal Church for four years. Ken was an amazing, loving, and mischievous son, a wonderful, devoted husband, and an unbelievable adoring father and grand father. PawPaw was the name he loved most to hear. He doted on his grandchildren, and they thrived with him. Ken openly loved his extended family and friends. He relived memories constantly. His was a life cut too short, and he will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. The Memorial Service for Ken will be at the Crawford-Bowers Funeral home, 3220 S. 31st Street in Temple on Monday, August 26, at 2:00 p.m., with the Reverend Richard Johnston presiding over the service.


  • Funeral Service Monday, August 26, 2013

Kenneth Charles Williamson

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Laura Smith

September 20, 2013

Meeting at the skating rink, holding hands, passing notes in sixth grade. We became close friends. You were one of the first who shared the true meaning of loyalty. Your poignant poem in high school said it all.

Your life was cut way too short; everyone will agree to that, Ken. Your spirit was needed elsewhere, but we are still sad to see you go. Many blessings, thoughts and prayers to those who loved you left behind. Much regard, Laura Evans Smith, WHS '89

Miki McKenzie

September 19, 2013

Dear Ken,
You lit up the room. You always made me feel glad to be there...some wonderful memories...You were a wonderful friend to Lance, and you will always have a special place in my heart.

Bambi Neeld

September 13, 2013

My Dear Betty,
I was stunned to hear of your (and the world's) loss. I no longer know how to contact you. I went to the only place I've ever known you to live as soon as I heard but knew immediately, before I went to the door, that you were no longer there. We lost Vance's father a few years ago so I can somewhat relate to your place in time. Honey, I love you and I am so sorry. Please call me 744-2312. All my love,

Rachael Krohn

August 28, 2013

We will always remember Waco with a huge smile on his face! He worked very hard and played hard. Your Huntington Beach friends love and miss you!
Rachael & Kevin Krohn

Lance McKenzie

August 27, 2013

Ken was such a great person and great friend. He would literally do anything to help a friend in need. He had a heart of gold and I will miss him dearly.

Cheryl Dacus

August 27, 2013

May God wrap you in His arms of Love and Comfort, and carry you through this devastating time. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the weeks to come.
Cheryl and David Dacus

Marc Bell

August 27, 2013

Ken was liked by so many people, loved by those who knew him with an open heart and shared his unconditional loving persona. Ken was shaped by his thoughts and dreams, he become what he thought. His mind, heart and soul was pure and deep, joy followed him like a shadow that will never be forgotten. I will miss you deeply brother, you were much loved! Marc Bell

Bill.& Janet Wallace

August 27, 2013

Our most heartfelt sympathy for the loss of this great young man. He was a close friend of our son, Marc, and we are so sorry for his family and friends. They are in our thoughts and prayers.

charlie willie

August 27, 2013

Ken's smile and ability to relate with any and all people from all walks of life was truly amazing. He had the kindest of hearts and always made you smile when you were around him.


August 26, 2013

B, so, so very sorry for your loss. Ken was such an amazing guy and quite a golfer! You are an amazing person, a very strong woman and you will get through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.