Jerry Lee Williams
Jerry Lee Williams passed from this life to his heavenly home on September 20, 2014. He was born on February 7, 1941 to Arnold & Leatta Williams in Picher, OK. He married Carolyn Sue (McCorkell) Williams on May 1, 1960. He graduated from Commerce High School in 1959. He graduated from NEO A&M College in May of 1967. He continued on at Pittsburg State College and achieved a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, graduating in December of 1970. He worked at B.F. Goodrich as an Engineer for 21 years until the plant closed in 1986. He worked at Tamko in Joplin, MO, as a Safety & Environmental Specialist for 14 years until he retired in 2000. Jerry loved serving his church as a deacon, secretary-treasurer, teaching and playing his steel guitar. He was a Light for the Lost Councilman thru the Assemblies of God and he was also a Gideon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold & Leatta Williams; a sister, Glenda Bachman. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Williams, of the home; his son, J.Tal & wife Michelle Williams of Columbus, KS; his daughter, Pam & husband Johnny Johnston of Miami, OK. He has three sisters surviving; Rosemary Williams, Arlene Eddins, both of North Miami, OK., Kathy & husband Phillip Chrismon of Miami, OK and one brother, Don & wife Veta Williams of Miami, OK. He has three grand-daughters surviving; Ashley & husband Jeff Coleman of Baxter Springs, KS., Tara & husband Matt Watts of Joplin, MO., and Jacy Jo Williams of Columbus, KS. He has four great-grandchildren surviving; Gavin Coleman, Ellese Coleman and Ava Coleman all of Baxter Springs, KS and Brady Watts of Joplin, MO. Jerry chose to donate his body to research for a cure of Parkinson’s disease. There will be a Celebration of Life service under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO. will be held on September 25, 2014 at 6:30pm at First Assembly of God Church, 1815 East Steve Owens Blvd, Miami, OK. All family and friends are invited to come celebrate Jerry’s life. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations to The Gideon Bibles or Missions Light for the Lost thru First Assembly of God Church.