Bill Russell Williams
1948 - 2021
Fitzgerald Funeral Service Ivy Chapel - Tulsa
1402 South Boulder Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Bill Russell Williams

Bill Russell Williams passed away in his home Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

A Tulsa native, Bill spent the past 35 years on the shores of Keystone Lake in the home he built for his family. A pipefitter by profession, Bill was also a landscape artist, aviator, welder, mechanic, award-winning barbecue master, and electrical expert.

Bill was recognized by all who knew him as a true original. His lifelong passions included jazz and rock and roll (drummer), roller skating, and chasing adrenaline on his motorcycle, hot rods, and water skis. He is also remembered as a walking dictionary, chess player, and classical music enthusiast.

Later in life, he achieved his goal of becoming a pilot and enjoyed flying his Mooney across the region.

While it is impossible to summarize his 9 lives and numerous accomplishments in just a few words, Bill is remembered as a one-of-a-kind soul who pursued his dreams with creativity and focus until his final days.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jill; his daughter, Amanda (wife, Jess); his 2 siblings; and extended family and friends.

A private memorial at his home is pending.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eden Reforestation Projects (
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I´m so sorry to hear of Bill´s passing. I´m sure it was such a comfort for him to have you all near! He sounds like such a fun and unique guy. His memory lives on in all the rich stories you share. Love and hugs to you all!
Betty Brockway
July 20, 2021
The end of a long brave fight.
Louise Diamand
July 18, 2021
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