Billy Joe Williams, 84, of Paris, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Paris Regional Medical Center.
Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22nd at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in McDonald Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Williams, the son of Jack J. and Beula Williams, was born April 22, 1936, in Lamar County.
His military career with the United States Air Force spanned 22 years. Following his military retirement, he went on to retire from Lockheed Martin. Billy was a skilled carpenter, loved fishing & hunting, never met a stranger, and was loved dearly by all who met him. He was generous to a fault.
His parents, one daughter, Linda Smith, three sisters, Florence Taylor, Dorothy Mae Williams, and Kathryn McFadden, and three brothers, Jim Williams, J. D. Williams, and Jack Williams, Jr. preceded him in death.
He loved & cherished his family, and those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Margie Williams, daughters, Beverly McMikel & husband Lonnie, and Alverta “Tudi” White, a son, Billy Crisp, grandchildren, Cody Hallman, Ronald Herron & wife Mindy, and Buck Crisp & wife Paulette, nieces, Diane Genovese & husband Allen and Elaine Thompson & husband Woodrow, nephews, Dick Williams and Ray Williams along with many other nieces & nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and cousins along with his lifelong friend, Elizabeth Behm.
Casket bearers will be: Lonnie McMikel, Jr., Lewis Record, Tommy Gallant, Ronald Herron, Jr., Timmy Lester, and Eric Miller.
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