Robert “Bob” Williams, 89, of Olton, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Plainview. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Main Street Church of Christ in Olton with Brad Wangerin and Johnny Perkins Interment will follow at Olton Cemetery, with Ramage Funeral Directors directing the ceremony. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19. Williams was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Goodlet, Texas to William and Stella Ramsey Williams. He served in the U.S. Army in Japan during World War II. On Feb. 12, 1947, he married Madie Perkins in Childress and moved to Olton in 1953. Bob was a cotton ginner and had worked at the Olton Coop Gin for 61 years. For 22 years, Bob was the Camp Host for the National Forest Service Campground Field Tract in Pecos, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, four sisters, and a daughter-in-law, Nina Williams; four sons, Robert Williams and his wife, Theresa,, of Olton, Alan Williams of Olton, Kevin Williams and his wife, Brenda of Springlake, and Chris Williams and his wife, Twila, of Nazareth; two daughters, Fredda Dear and her husband, Leland of Denver and Linda Garlick and her husband, Bill, of Wilson, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren, a great-greatgranddaughter; and many friends all over the world. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1087, Olton, TX 79064.
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