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Thomas James (T.J.) Williams


1922 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Thomas James (T.J.) Williams Obituary
October 20, 1922 - January 2, 2018
On the morning of January 2, 2018, Thomas J. (T.J.) Williams, a faithful husband, loving brother, caring uncle and great friend passed to his heavenly reward with his Savior Jesus Christ.


T. J. was born in Sutherland Springs, Texas on October 20, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brazette and Josephine Evans Williams; two brothers and one sister. He attended public schools in Wilson County and later in San Antonio.

T. J. entered the U.S. Army in January, 1943, where he served 3 years, receiving an Honorable Discharge in January, 1946. His tours of battle included New Guinea and the Philippines. He served as an Amphibious Truck Driver as was a Qualified Military Sharp Shooter. T. J. received the American Theater Campaign Medal; the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars; the Philippine Liberation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon discharge, he attended the Southwest Trade School, where he completed training in Auto Mechanic. He started a career in Civil Service at Kelly A.F.B. and later Randolph A.F.B. where he retired after 36 ½ hears of service in 1978.

He was united in marriage to Lou Ella Bell in June 1955. No children were born to this union. T.J. joined Lilly of the Valley Baptist Church in 1984, under the leadership of the late Rev. Fred Smith, where he served faithfully until his health began to fail. He played a major part in helping to rebuild the church after it had burned.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Lou Ella Williams; three sisters, Ruby Wills, Vera Fay (Sgt. Major Willie Fred) Watson and Stella Faye (Polk Eugene) Headspeth; a devoted nephew, Donnell Wills and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation
Friday, January 12, 2018 from 5:00PM-8:00PM
O. J. Carter Memorial Chapel
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Service
Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00AM
Lilly Of The Valley Baptist Church
134 Cardiff St.
San Antonio, Texas

Interment
Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
Carter-Taylor-Williams Mortuary
601 N. Center Street
San Antonio,TX 78202
210-227-7311
Published in Express-News on Jan. 12, 2018
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