Elmer Lee Williams, 88, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed from this earthly life to join his Lord and Savior and other loved ones in Heaven, Thursday, August 16, 2012.
Elmer Williams was born on a small farm near Bennington, Oklahoma, August 22, 1923 to Will and Rilla Williams. He attended school at Bennington. During World War II, he served with distinction in the United States Army as an Anti-Tank instructor at Camp Roberts, California, and later with the American Occupation Forces in Korea. On Sept. 15, 1945, he married his childhood sweetheart, Ruby Lee Seigler of Bennington. They were to soon celebrate sixty-seven years of marriage. After returning home from military service, Elmer worked for Shamrock Oil and Gas Refining in Sunray, Texas and later at General Motors in South Gate, California. In 1956, Elmer and his family moved to Arlington where he secured a job at American Can Company. After 30 years of service, he retired as a production mechanic in 1986. Elmer and Ruby loved to travel with family and friends and were able to visit all 50 states as well as Mexico, Canada, much of Europe, and the Holy Lands. Elmer also loved listening to country and gospel music and was himself, a talented musician in his early years. Being a man of strong faith, Elmer had been a member of University Baptist Church in Arlington for over 56 years. He was honored to serve the Lord as a Deacon for many of those years. He loved the Lord, his family, his friends, and his church family dearly. His great-grandchildren, Thomas and Elizabeth, were a special joy to his life. Elmer never met a stranger and loved visiting with people of all ages. He was a loyal and faithful friend who was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was a wonderful husband and father and he will be greatly missed by his family and by the many whose lives he touched.
Pallbearers: Ron Post, Robert Post, Jim Seigler, Jesse Seigler, James Langston, and Otis Gunter. Honorary pallbearers: his fellow Deacons of University Baptist Church.
Left to cherish his memory and rejoice in his presence with the Lord are, wife Ruby; son, Jim Williams, of Arlington; daughter, Linda Williams Post and husband, Ron of Temple; grandson, Robert Post and wife, Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Elizabeth Post, all of Lake Charles, Louisiana; brother, Earl Williams of Arlington; sister, Mae Storm of Paris; sister-in-law, Dora Williams of Santa Maria, California; many nieces and nephews; a special brother-in-law, Jim Seigler and wife, Elizabeth of Arlington; as well as many beloved extended family and friends.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at University Baptist Church of Arlington. Dr. Greg Deering will officiate. Private family graveside: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Funeral Home.
Arlington Funeral Home 1221 E. Division St., 817-548-1791