Mike Williams(1963 - 2013)

Mike Williams, 50, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, surrounded by family at home in Azle. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Outreach of Love, 3605 W. Highway 199, Springtown. Mike Williams was born Jan. 22, 1963, in Illinois, son of the late Rayburne Joseph and Leona Catherine Seafeldt Williams. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Dona Shewmake, on June 12, 1989, and they began their life together. Before Mike got sick, he made his career as a steak cook and worked for many years at Cattle Baron Steakhouse, where he cooked for celebrities such as Porter Wagoner and Moe Bandy. His hobby was working with wood and he also loved country music. Mike graduated with the class of 1981 from Azle High School. Mike was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Francis Newberry; and a sister, Catherine Newberry. Survivors: Wife, Dona Williams of Azle; son, John Williams and wife, Shannon, of Azle; daughter, Brook Williams of Azle; grandchildren, Nevaeh, Bryleah, Keegan, Ricky and Makayla; brother, Gary Newberry; sisters, Debbie Schwarz, Pamela Wamsher and Mary Newberry; sisters-in-law, Claytha Bartlett and husband, Butch, of Azle and Gena Dolen and husband, Billy, of Azle; mother-in-law, Carol Shewmake (Bam); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 10, 2013