Captain Kenneth Eugene (Ken) Williams
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Shreveport, LA-Ken Williams retired U.S. Air Force, died on February 20, 2013 at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier City, LA. He was born on June 7, 1930 in Bellevue, Nebraska. Ken joined the military at an early age and retired as a captain in the air force piloting KC 135 tankers. After retirement from the military, he graduated from Louisiana Tech in business administration. During his civilian career he worked at the Shreveport Bossier Tourist and Convention Bureau, and later in real estate, and hotel management.
When Ken fully retired he enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, creating bonsai plants, studying art and painting, and caring for his dachshund Heidi.
He is preceded in death by his parents Charles H. and Bertha L. Williams (immigrant from Switzerland), sister Kay Williams, grandson Courtney Meriwether, and brother in law H.R. (Bob) Cupples.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Betty Cupples Williams; his brother, Charles H. Williams; his children, Leta Allen Williams, Wendy Tumey (husband David), and Kenneth Eugene Williams, Jr.; daughter in law Kristin Good; sister in law Faye N. Cupples; step daughter Kim Hamric; four grandchildren, several nieces, and one nephew.
Ken had a generous and caring heart and did not hesitate to help those in need. Ken was a member of St. Mark's Cathedral for many years and was a lay reader and usher.
A memorial service celebrating Ken's life will be held at St. Mark's Cathedral, 908 Rutherford St. in Shreveport on February 23 at 10 AM with Very Reverand Alston Johnson officiating. A reception will be held in the cathedral parlor after the memorial service. There will be a private burial preceding the service. Memorials may be made to the Alter Guild of St. Mark's Cathedral or the
He died peacefully with his family by his side and also his dog Heidi. The family gives a heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home for their kind and compassionate care of Ken, especially Dr. Roy Fleniken, Louise Wiggins, wings 3 and 4, Dr. Robert Hernandez, and Laura Perkins, NP.
God saw you were getting tired; He did what he thought best, He put his arms around you and said "Come and Rest"
Published in Shreveport Times from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2013