Williams, Jr., James Herman After battling long term health issues, Major (Ret) James Herman Williams Jr., United States Army, departed this life on September 12, 2013. He was born on February 13, 1933, in Atlanta, Texas. He was the oldest of five siblings from the union of the late Herman and Opal Williams. He graduated from Pruitt High School in Atlanta, Texas in 1952. He attended and graduated from Prairie View A&M with a Bachelors in Business in 1956. He was an active member of Prairie View's ROTC and upon graduation, he became an officer in the US Army, Special Forces -Green Beret. He met his future wife, Alice Bradley, while stationed at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. They married on March 28, 1959, and immediately moved to Manheim, Germany, due to a military transfer. He also served in Okinawa, Japan and Laos. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam. Upon his retirement from the US Army in 1977, he continued his education, and received his MBA from the University of Dallas. He was able to enjoy a second career with the Dallas Independent School District. He retired as an administrator in 2000. James Williams leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife Alice Williams; son Michael Williams; daughter Linda Williams-Sampson (Ronald); grandchildren James and Bria Williams; sisters Martha Baca and Evernell Knox (Thomas); nieces and nephews LaSharon Trammell, Michael Seagram (Sherita), Michelle Baca and Erica Williams; aunt Harriet Jackson; multiple cousins, grand-nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:00PM at Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church, 6000 S. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX 75232
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Sept. 15, 2013