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Joe Bob Williams

October 2, 1929 — October 23, 2020

Joe Bob Williams

Joe Bob Williams, age 91 of Gatesville, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, October 23, 2020. Private family services will be held, with burial at Restland Cemetery. Joe Bob was born on October 2, 1929 in Coryell County to the late George Rolan and Mayme Bush Williams. He grew up in the Slater community and graduated from Gatesville High School in 1947. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Tarleton University and Masters from University of North Texas. He entered the U.S. Army in 1952. Served at The White House, Washington DC and at SHAPE Headquarters in Paris France until his Honorable Discharge as SFC in 1956. He married Barbara Carter on April 10, 1955 in Pocahontas Virginia. As an Educator he was an Industrial Arts teacher and Principal at Texas Youth Council and retired after 30 years of service. He was a Deacon and 60 year member of First Baptist Church Gatesville. An active member and Tale Twister of Gatesville Lions Club where he was honored to be named Lion of The Year twice. He was a member of Texas Cattleman’s Association, Gatesville Square Dance Club, Texas Retired Teachers Association and Sigma Phi Epsilon. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, George Hulon Williams; and sister, Lura Moore. Joe Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara Williams; Sister, Juanell Deorsarm; daughter, Sherrie Lewis; sons, Frank Williams and wife, Jeannie, Billy Bob Williams and wife, Holli; grandchildren, Morgan Estes, Mason Williams, Chase Williams, Carter Williams, Jim Lewis, John Lewis, and Jennifer Sparks; great grandchildren, Madeline, Molly and Ben Sparks, Ella and James Lewis, Kennedy, Kate and Collins Estes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to First Baptist Church, 912 E. Main Street, Gatesville, TX 76528.
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