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1944 Donald 2023

Donald Ray Williams

February 18, 1944 — December 3, 2023

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Donald was born to Thomas Jefferson Williams and Christine Miller Williams in Pineville, Louisiana. Don enlisted in the Army in September 1962 - June 1966 with duty stations in the United States, Korea and Germany. He graduated from the Army Quartermaster School and Armorers Course, achieving rank of SP4(P).  Donald married Maxine Gonzalez from Cottonport, Louisiana, in 1968. Together with their children, they moved to Lufkin, Texas, in 1978. In 1982 they moved to Bryan, Texas, where all four children graduated from Bryan High School. Don and Maxine resided in Bryan for the remainder of their years.

Their legacy lives on in Duane and his wife Stephanie of Austin, Darren and his wife Nancy of San Antonio, Derrick Williams Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) United States Army of Kansas and their youngest and only daughter, Deanne and husband Clark White of Rowlett, Texas. Their grandchildren include Clark Bramlet “Bram” White II, Claire Renee’ White, Matthew Reese Williams, Kevan Stafford, Jacob Stafford, Bryan Alexander Williams, Madison Paige Williams, Marissa Marie Reyna and her husband Caleb Reyna, and one great-grandchild Nicholas Reyna. 

Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife, Maxine, his parents, and his brothers SJ, RG, Thomas and Ronald Williams. Donald’s only sister, Doris Dunn of Lake Charles, Louisiana, is left to cherish the memory of her beloved family.  

Don will be remembered for being a hard-working no-nonsense kind of man. He was the world’s best Pawpaw, always answering the call of duty. One of our fondest memories will be how he would hug us goodbye and stand on his front porch watching us as we drove out of sight.

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