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Wayne Williams

August 19, 1944 — March 20, 2022

Wayne Williams

Wayne Williams, age 77 of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Temple.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2022 at Gateway Baptist Church, with Pastor Michael Bragdon officiating.  Interment will follow with full military honors and Masonic Rites at Restland Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Robert Wayne Williams was born on August 19, 1944 in Montgomery, Louisiana to the late Earl and Mable Jowers Williams.  He graduated from Montgomery High School and then entered the U.S. Army.  He married Patricia Jean Lawson on November 3, 1971. He served two tours in Vietnam and retired as a SFC in 1986 at Ft. Hood, with 22 years of military service.  He then went to work at T.D.C.J. as a correctional officer, until his retirement in 2010, with 24 years of service.  Wayne was a member of Gateway Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rebecca Renae Williams in 2015; siblings, Elaine Mitchell, Virgil Williams, Allen Williams, Charles Williams, Leonard Williams, J. B. Williams, Mervin Williams and Irvin Williams.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean Williams; son, Mark Williams; brother, Marlin Williams and wife, Susie; two grandchildren, Tori Williams, Ray Robles; two great-grandchildren, Livi Kate and Lawson Wallace.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 724, Gatesville, TX 76528.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 25, 2022

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Gateway Baptist Church

2819 TX-36, Gatesville, TX 76528

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