Funeral services for George Albert Williams, age 83 of Paris, were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Burial with military honors was at the Shady Grove Cemetery with Edward Morgan officiating.
Mr. Williams was born March 29, 1928 to Albert Grover and Annie Alice Willis Williams. He graduated from Paris High School and attended Paris Junior College. Following his service in the United States Army during World War II, he was a farmer from 1948 to 1952. He then worked in the oilfield in Sundown for a year before beginning his career with the United States Postal Service in 1953. He began working at the post office in Levelland and moved to Dallas to work in 1957. He retired from the postal service in 1977. The Williams were part of the Good Old Boys Band and sang and played at many area nursing homes and assisted living facilities for 40 years.
He died Saturday, June 18 at Legend Healthcare.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alva Mae Morgan; four children and their spouses, Sandra and John Brock of Mount Vernon, Gail and Russell Leonard of Scroggins, Charles and June Williams of Bairdstown, and Margaret and Keith Howard of Paris; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary Catherine Ward of Slabtown; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Joyce Williams of Glory; a sister-in-law, Virginia BoSarge and her husband, Ken; a brother-in-law, Edward Morgan; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Billy Brazeal, Gary Morton, William Justiss, Ryan Duncan, Travis Morgan, and Michael Simpson.