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Willie Williams

November 24, 2012

Willie Williams, 79, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Baptist Temple with Pastor Rick Wilson officiating.

He was born Feb. 10, 1933, in Beckville, Texas to Dovie and Lester Williams. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1952 until 1956, stationed at Webb Air Force Base. Willie worked at Cosden for 35 years, retiring in 1991. He was the crossing Guard at Goliad Middle School for many years.

Willie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sherry Williams of Big Spring; a son, Jeff Williams and his wife Debbie of Big Spring; two daughters, Joan Edwards and Kendra Rutledge, both of Big Spring; four grandchildren, John Williams, Aric Rutledge, Raven Rutledge and Myckala Edwards; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Willie was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Gamble, Wayne Bristow, Terry Gamble, Michael Gamble, Windol Lunsford and George Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to American Red Cross, P. O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, Iowa 50340-2018; American Cancer Society, c/o Carolyn Brooks, P. O. Box 2121, Big Spring, Texas 79721; or your favorite charity.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at

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