Willie E. Williams

July 16, 1937October 15, 2020
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Services for Willie E. Williams, 83, of Tyler are scheduled for 10:00am, Tuesday, October, 2020 at Lloyd James Funeral chapel with Mike Ford officiating. Burial will follow at Williams Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 6-8:00 pm at the funeral home. He passed away peacefully in the arms of the Lord on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Willie was born July 16, 1937 in Tyler to the late Leonard L. Williams and Myrtis P. Williams. He was a Sales Manager at GSC for 40 years. Willie was an entrepreneur and owned rental properties. His long life passion was being successful in the cattle business. He graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 1955 where he loved and played all sports, excelling in basketball where he received a scholarship to play at HCJC and TJC. He loved and supported all his family and his family loved him.

He is survived by sons, Ronnie Williams, Chip (Lisa) Williams, Clay (Amber) Williams; daughter, Carla (Brad) Hopson, 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Billie Cotton; brother-in-law, Lonnie Harris and sister-in-law, Charlotte Williams.

Willie was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Ann Williams; sister, Bobbie Harris; brother, Junior Williams; grandson, Grant Lee Williams and great-granddaughter, Kaley Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wilburn Wade, Terry Jones, Glenn Cooper and Mike Stapes.

Pallbearers are grandsons.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Alliance or the charity of choice.

He loved Jesus, Chapel Hill, Texas and the Dallas Cowboys.


  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Willie E. Williams

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kenneth plunk

October 21, 2020

I was saddened to hear about Willie. he was one of the good ones. Praying that God will comfort the family in their time of sorrow.

Lois Randle

October 19, 2020

I’m praying that God will give each of you the strength to get through this trying time. I don’t know him but I’ve heard so much about him . He was a wonderful man. God bless and keep each of you. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Just know that God is with you always. He said that He would never leave us nor forsake us. I love ❤️ y’all

Carolyn Spier

October 19, 2020

Sending prayers and condolences to the family.

Barbara Eubanks

October 19, 2020

Sending prayers and love.

Roxi Pinkerton

October 19, 2020

Thinking and praying for you all with heartfelt feelings-
With love,
The Pinkerton's

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