Kilyun Darrell Williamson
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Funeral Services for Kilyun Darrell Williamson will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in the chapel of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home with Rev. James Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 and again on Thursday from 8:30 to time of service. A letter to the family will be read at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Kilyun Darrell Williamson, of Woodworth passed away Monday, August 26, 2013 in his home.
He is preceded in death by his mother Edna Mae Dyess Williamson; his father Kilyun Donald Williamson; and brothers Billy Don and Johnny Williamson.
Darrell was born on January 16, 1945 and grew up in Prentiss, MS before moving to Alexandria, LA. He graduated from Bolton High School and went on to obtain his Bachelor's degree from Louisiana College and attended graduate school at Northwestern Louisiana State University. Darrell served his country in the United States Air Force.
Darrell served on the Rapides Parish Police Jury from 1980-1982. He was the former Assistant Secretary of the DOTD Office of Public Works for the State of LA. He served as the chairman of the Red River Waterway Commission, chairman of the Sabine River Authority, chairman of the Teche-Vermillion Freshwater District, and chairman of the South Louisiana Port Commission. Darrell was a Louisiana Represenitive on the Texas-Louisiana Sabine River Compact; and he served on the Oklahoma-Texas-Louisiana Compact for the Red River. He was the Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Public Works for the City of Alexandria from 1987-1993. Director of Public Works from 1993-2003, and Director of Planning & Economic Development from 2003-2005. Since 2005 he has been employed as a Project Manager for Meyer, Meyer, Lacroix, and Hixson Consulting Engineers of Louisiana.
Darrell would want to be remembered most as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He always said there was no greater joy in his life than his wife and children.
Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 36 years Laurie Sayer Williamson of Woodworth; his children: Luke Williamson and his wife Kati of St. Francisville, Robin Blaine Williamson of Baton Rouge, Tyler Williamson and his wife Ann of Baton Rouge, Hayley Williamson of Alexandria, K.C. Williamson of Lafayette and Jacob Williamson and his wife Ashley of Alexandria; his grandchildren: Zoë , Everitt, Cooper, Kate, Emily, Logan, Gabriel, and Claire Williamson; his brothers: Larry Williamson of Hattiesbug, MS, Kenneth Williamson and his wife Sharon of Weatherford, TX, Dudley Williamson and his wife Gail of Sumrall, MS, and Gary Williamson and his wife Mashelle of Sumrall, MS; his sisters: Janice Russell of Sumrall, MS and Rebecca Barnes and her husband Toxey of Diamondhead, MS; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be Luke Williamson, Tyler Williamson, K.C. Williamson, Jacob Williamson, Kenneth Williamson and Greg Russell.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Williamson, Dudley Williamson, Gary Williamson, Keith Sayer and Mike Chenevert.
To extend online condolences to the Williamson Family please visit us at www.kramerfurnerals.com.
Published in The Town Talk on Aug. 28, 2013