Raymond John Williams
Raymond John Williams was born January 13, 1935, in the Woodford, Okla. area, to the late Bill and Myrtle (Ashley) Williams. He died Aug. 2, 2022, in Sulphur, at the age of 87. Williams and the former Ms. Lucretia Faye Talkington were married on Feb. 13, 1973, in Gainesville, Texas. Born to this marriage were four children, Lisa, Doug, Raymond and Elizabeth.
Born the son of a cowboy, Williams’s childhood was spent in numerous towns in southern Oklahoma, and north and west Texas, as his family moved to wherever his father could find work. As his teenage years approached, he decided he liked the cowboy life, as he too cowboyed for many years. In 1979, he and his family settled in Mill Creek, and he began working in the oil field. In 1990, he left the oil field and began cross country truck driving, team driving with his beloved wife Faye. After retiring in 2000, he spent much of his time fishing, hunting and gardening. He also enjoyed tinkering with vehicles, various farm work, and raising his chickens and rabbits. Raymond was a member of the Sulphur Masonic Lodge #144, where he was active for many years.
Survivors include his three sons, Doug Williams of Mill Creek, Raymond Williams of Reagan and Dewayne Williams of Texas; daughter, Beth Stover of Sulphur; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were, Aug. 8, 2022, at the Mill Creek Cemetery, with his niece, Jerri Kelley officiating.
Services are entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur.
Online condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.