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Wayne Williams

August 7, 1936 - December 25, 2020

On Christmas Day, 2020, Lloyd Wayne Williams went home to be with his Lord at the age of 84.

 

Wayne was born August 7, 1936 in Gladewater, TX to Daniel C. Williams and Ida I. Williams (nee Muncy). Wayne worked at his parents’ BBQ cafe in Sherman, TX from an early age, starting work early in the morning be…read more

On Christmas Day, 2020, Lloyd Wayne Williams went home to be with his Lord at the age of 84.

 

Wayne was born August 7, 1936 in Gladewater, TX to Daniel C. Williams and Ida I. Williams (nee Muncy). Wayne worked at his parents’ BBQ cafe in Sherman, TX from an early age, starting work early in the morning before school, coming home for the lunch run, and then working again when the school day was over. As busy as he was, he still found time to fall in love, and the day he turned 19 he married his high school sweetheart, Christine J. Walker.

 

The Williams family opened the Williams Ranch House in Fort Worth, TX in 1953. Leaving the family business, Wayne worked for a time as an engineer for AT&T and Sinclair Pipeline, maintaining microwave communication towers before returning to help manage the Ranch House in 1968. Wayne was active in the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association for many years, and served a term as their president.

 

Wayne had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, which resulted in a broad range of expertise. He was a licensed ham radio operator who built his own radios, a 32nd degree Mason, a licensed real estate agent and broker, and a small engine airplane pilot. He owned several small aircraft before he found his “perfect” plane: a Cessna 182, and he loved to take his children and grandchildren up for rides.

 

Wayne was a problem solver, a fixer, and a fount of knowledge. He was kind, generous, gracious, and loyal, a man of integrity and a friend to many. He was a wise advisor, a mentor, and a father figure, and he had a wonderful sense of humor.

 

Wayne was a committed Christian, and he gave years of service to the church. He became a deacon in Hewitt, TX in 1967 where he was acknowledged as Outstanding Young Layman, and he continued serving the Lord at Rosen Heights Baptist Church in a number of capacities, including serving as a Sunday School teacher for over 40 years. Wayne’s life was guided by II Timothy 2:15: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

 

Wayne dedicated 2 weeks of every year to spend quality time and create wonderful memories camping in the mountains with his wife and children, and sometimes his in-laws. Wayne loved to fish and hunt, and owned an extensive collection of guns. In retirement, Wayne owned and managed over 350 acres of deer country in Graham, TX, which he referred to as The Ranch, or “Almost Heaven,” so perhaps it was appropriate that he was at The Ranch when he was ushered into heaven itself.

 

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel C. and Ida Williams, and brothers Dan C. Williams, Jr. and Thomas Franklin Williams.

 

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 65 years, Christine J. Williams, sons L. Dewayne Williams and David (Jeanne) Williams, daughters Nancy (Jim) Carter and Linda Williams, 11 grandchildren: Sara Carter Elrod (Daniel), James Aaron Albritton (Amanda), James Taylor Carter, Jr. (Amanda), Christine JoAnne Carter, Matthew Wayne Williams (Janelle), Zachary Luke Albritton (Samantha), Catherine Margaret Carter, Philip Daniel Albritton (Erica), Hannah Nicole Williams, Michael Andrew Williams, Andrew Thomas Williams and 9 great-grandchildren: Cathryn Anne, Dennis MacElroy, Amelia Jane & Christine Claire Elrod, James Taylor III, John Alan & Olivia Bell Carter and Aisling Renae & Magnolia Denise Albritton. “Papa, you will always be in our hearts.”

 

Honorary pallbearers will be John Sain, Sam Deviney, Larry Mead, Elwood McKinney, Herb Hutchens and Richard Lynch.

 

In-person attendance at the funeral ceremony is limited to family members due to the Covid pandemic, but anyone who would like to attend virtually is invited to do so via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94856705414 on Wednesday, December 30 at 10:30 am (Central Time).

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Private  please visit via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94856705414 on Wednesday, December 30 at 10:30 am (Central Time).


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Private for family


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