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Norman D Williams
Sep 14, 1928 - Dec 13, 2014
Posted by Jo Aguirre
Harmon County Funeral Home
Funeral services for Norman D. Williams, 86, Hollis will be at
10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ with Larry Crabb
and Joe Waugh officiating. Visitation with the family will be
held on Tuesday at the Harmon County Funeral Home from 6-7 p.m.
Burial will be at McKnight Cemetery north of Hollis.
Mr. Williams passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5:45
p.m., at Harmon Memorial Hospital.
Norman Williams was born in Hollis, OK on September 14, 1928 to
Lee and Bertie (Davis) Williams. He attended school at Westview
and graduated from Hollis High School in 1949. He served in the
U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954, stationed in San Diego and El
Norman and Wanda Faye Nell were married on August 21, 1954, at
the Ron Church of Christ. They shared a wonderful life together
for 60 years. Their marriage was blessed with the birth of two
sons Kendall and Kevin.
Shortly after the wedding, they moved to Weatherford, OK. Norman
worked fulltime in Weatherford while Wanda Faye finished
college. He started college in 1955 graduating with a B.S,
degree from SWOSU. Norman received his master’s degree in 1962.
Norman was principal, teacher, and coach at the Ron School from
1958 to 1964 when the school closed. The rest of his teaching
career was in Hollis from 1964 until he retired in 1986 with a
total of 28 years. During the time he was at Hollis, he coached
girls’ basketball and assisted with football. He taught shop
class and driver’s education where he was loved by his students
and fellow staff members.
He was an active member for numerous years in Lion’s Club where
he helped with many projects and served as President one year.
After retiring Norman farmed and ranched. He drew great pleasure
in raising cattle and riding his horse. Norman was often seen
with two of his good friends Ron Zimmerman and Odis Long
gathering cattle. He continued to farm and raise cattle until
the week before his passing.
Norman is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wanda Faye Williams
of the home. He is survived by two sons: Kendall Williams and
his wife Jana of Hollis and Kevin Williams and Paula Davis of
Fort Worth, Texas. He has two grandchildren Kenton Williams of
Lubbock, Texas and McKenzie Williams of Sayre, Oklahoma. His
Honorary Granddaughter Alex Christensen and honorary
Great-Granddaughter Khloe Galvon of Fort Worth, Texas. Two
sisters: Florence Buchanan of Atlanta, Georgia; and Lorene
Corbitt of Odessa, Texas. Sister-in-law: Marie Williams of Fort
Worth, Texas. Other survivors include Geraldine Carrick, Hollis;
Dub and Therol Nell of Hollis; Warren and Shirley Nell, Lubbock,
Texas; and G.Q. and Donna Nell of Lubbock, Texas. He was also
survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Bertie
(Davis) Williams. Brothers: R.C. Williams, Dillard Williams and
wife Vernelle, Billy Don Williams and wife Beverly. Sister:
Irene Bridges and husband Rex. Brothers-in-law: Raymond Buchanan
and Archie Corbitt. Others: Sibyl and Gene Frances; Floyd
Carrick; Wilma Gene and Roland Kromer.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer
Society or a charitable organization of your choice.
Online tributes may be made to the family at
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