The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 30, 2013

Lloyd P. Williams

By Dave Woods
Globe market development manager

GROVE, Okla. — Lloyd Perry Williams, 70, of Grove, Okla., went to soar with the eagles on Friday, June 28, 2013, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo., following a short illness.

Lloyd was born March 15, 1943, in Miami, Okla., to the union of Donald and Charlotte Jane (Winans) Williams.

Lloyd was united in marriage to Edna Charlene (Hale) Williams on Sept. 25, 1962.

Lloyd attended and graduated from Miami. He worked for Kipps and Roberts Machine Shop in Miami, until 1978, then went to work for KMT until his retirement in 2008. Lloyd loved to fish, hunt, Native American bead work, Pow wows, Ham radios and most of all loved his children and grandchildren along with his cat.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother, Donald Williams.

He is survived by one sister, Martha Rankins, of Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Sherrie Stephenson and husband, Mike, of Afton, Okla.; one son, Larry Williams and special friend, Lori, of Grove, Okla.; three granddaughters, Heather Gibson Kahalewai and husband, David, of Afton, Jessica Thomas and husband, Skylar, of Riverton, Kan., and Lexus Williams, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; one great-grandson, Jakob Thomas, of Riverton; three great-granddaughters, Laykin Thomas, of Riverton, Lyric Kahalewai, of Afton, and Camera Williams, of Baxter Springs.

Native American Rites will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.

Online condolences may be expressed at

derfeltfuneralhomes.com