Harry O. Williams

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A memorial service for Harry O. Williams, 86, of The Woodlands, Texas, will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM at First Baptist Church of The Woodlands.

Mr. Williams passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 in Spring, Texas. He was born September 22, 1930 in Jacksonville, Texas to Dewey and Loi Williams of Flint, Texas.

Harry was a member of First Baptist Church of The Woodlands. He graduated from Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas and attended Tyler Jr. College.

He was a Golden Gloves Boxer, owner of The Plum, the "Go to" Teen Center in Tyler in the late 60's and Color commentator for the Tyler Junior College Apaches with Virgil Stone when they won the Junior College Basketball Nat'l Championship. He was a music publisher, a weekend Country DJ in Tyler. Harry retired from Allstate Insurance and later owned and operated the Oreck Store in Tyler. Harry was the life of his Sunday School class. His warmth and smile comforted most everyone that he ever met!

Harry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Juanita Marie Whitaker Williams; his brothers, Bill and Charles Williams; and grandson, Christian Schilleci.

He is survived by his loving family including his son, Dan and wife Stephanie Williams of Franklin, Tennessee, daughter Debbie and husband Wayne Schilleci Sr. of The Woodlands, Texas, grandchildren Wayne Schilleci Jr. and wife Wendy of Spring, Texas, Jennifer and husband Retired Master Sergeant Lance Dammeyer of Franklin, Tennessee, Dan II and wife Deanna Williams of Summertown, Tennessee, Audrey and husband Dr. Brent Shook of The Woodlands, Texas, Kindle and Lieutenant Colonel Devrim Brown of Clarksville, Tennessee, Zachary Schilleci and his fiancee Hannah Waid of The Woodlands, Texas, and Cole Beck Williams of Franklin, Tennessee and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Patricia (Trish) and her husband Tommy Graham of Noonday, Texas and his dear friend, Iris Yohn of The Woodlands, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Dan Williams II, Zachary Schilleci, Cole Beck Williams, Wayne Schilleci Jr., Dr. Brent Shook, Lance Dammeyer, and Devrim Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Williams and Tommy Graham.

In lieu of flowers, Harry requests donations be made to the Flint Cemetery, P O Box 109, Flint, TX 75762.

Published on yourconroenews.com from Aug. 1 to Aug. 14, 2017