Stanley J. Williams of Elmore City, Oklahoma was born to J.T. and Imogene (Runyon) Williams on May 25, 1946 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma and passed from this life on January 2, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 70 years.
Stan grew up and attended school in Elmore City, Oklahoma. He graduated from Dibble High School.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy in May of 1964 and was stationed on the U.S. Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War. During his service he was a Parachute Rigger 3rd Class and was assigned to squadron RVAH 13 out of Sanford, Florida.
On October 23, 1970, Stan married Linda Gail Taylor in Ada, Oklahoma. Together they made their home in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma until 1977 when they moved to Elmore City, Oklahoma. Stan worked for Lindsay Well Service for 17 years. He also worked in maintenance at the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center for 20 years. Stan also did tile setting on the side.
Stan loved to garden, raise chickens, the outdoors and horses. An avid reader of western books including Lewis Lamar, he was a true modern cowboy. He broke horses bareback, riding them until sweat boiled off their backs, becoming his. Stan taught his children to love all animals and treat them with respect.
Fair and honest, his word was his word and paid cash for everything he bought. He had a schedule for everything.
Stan and Linda raised three children and two others. He was the love of Linda's life and a perfect father.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; sons Curtis Williams of Elmore City, Oklahoma, and Stan Williams and wife Chris of Elmore City, Oklahoma; 2 special sons - Jimmy Reynolds of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Timmy Frazier of Elfrida, Arizona; daughter, Turenia Howard and husband Clif of Wynnewood, Oklahoma; sister, Jan Williams of Washburn, Missouri; 5 grandchildren: Sonny Harmon and wife Aubree, Trace Popejoy, Billy Bowerman, Emily Williams, and Chyna Williams; 2 step-grandchildren, Jessica Anderson and Colton Anderson; 2 great-grandchildren, Adelyn Harmon and Prudence Holms Popejoy; and special cousin, Lonnie Knight who led many special prayers during Stan's hospital stay.
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents J.T. and Imogene Williams; 1 brother, Curtis Williams; and 2 sisters, Pat Gilmore and Ann Doyal.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Fair Oak Church with Rev. A.C. Ezzell officiating.
Interment will be in the Elmore City Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.
You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 3, 2017