The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 31, 2013

Billy J. Williams

MIDLAND, Texas —   

Billy J. Williams, 61, of Midland, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. at his home after a short illness.

Bill was born in Batesville, Ark., on May 8, 1952. He grew up in Joplin and Carl Junction. He graduated from Carl Junction High School in 1970. He attended Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, and served in the Missouri National Guard and was honorably discharged in the late 1970s. During this time he worked several jobs including Pennington Drugs in Joplin. Bill was a member of the Carl Junction Masonic Lodge.

Bill lived in Midland since the late 1980s and worked at Don-Nan Pump and Supply in Midland.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, James and Evelyn Williams; and by one granddaughter, Gillian Cooper.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki, of the home; his daughter, Suzi and her husband, David Conway, of Neosho, Mo.; his son, Sean and wife, Jennifer Williams, of Joplin; a sister, Sue and husband, Jerry Henington, of Midland; and two brothers, Don and wife, Linda Williams, of Galva, Kan., and Dale and wife, Betty Williams, of Carl Junction, Mo. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Morgan and Reese, of Neosho, and Mallory and Brady Michael, of Joplin. He leaves behind several stepchildren, step grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews.

Bill had a great sense of humor and left a lot of happy memories for a lot of people. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Arrangements were handled by Ellis Funeral Home in Midland. Burial was Monday, Dec. 30, at Fairview Cemetery in Midland.

Bill has asked that any donations be made to the animal shelter of your choice.

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