Larry D. Williams, 79, of Van Alstyne went to join his Lord and Savior on September 2, 2022. He was a devoted member of the Elmont Baptist Church.
Larry was born on June 11, 1943 in Little Rock Arkansas to Curtis J. Williams and Vera Emma Morgan. Her father died in a car accident three months before she was born. The day before his third birthday, Three Fletcher stepped in to fill the role of Larry’s father and instilled in him strong family values that are evident in his immediate family today.
On August 20, 1955, the family of 6 packed up and moved to Dallas, Texas. While they were proud to call themselves “Texans” now, they maintained a close relationship with their Arkansas family. Larry attended Bryan Adams High School and graduated in 1961. On July 11, 1961, Larry joined the United States Navy which he proudly served until July 10, 1965. Early in his life, two of his goals were to join the Navy and go to work at Texas Instruments. He succeeded in both. After his Navy service, he went to work at TI, starting as one of the youngest employees and retiring as one of the oldest.
In Lewisville, Texas on November 26, 1966 he married Kimberly J. Williams. The couple moved to Van Alstyne, Texas in 1970 where they raised their family, which continues to grow and thrive in Van Alstyne today.
Besides being a dedicated member of his church, woodworking, gardening and tending to his yard; Larry’s favorite activity was spending time with his family. After his retirement from Texas Instruments/MEMC, he spent many years as the preferred substitute at Van Alstyne Middle School.
Survivors include Kim Williams, his wife of 55 years; sons Aaron and Karen Williams of Van Alstyne; son, Raymond Williams; and daughter Cathy Williams, of Fort Worth. Grandsons: Dusty Williams, of Van Alstyne; Cody Williams (Brittni), of Howe; and AJ Williams, of Van Alstyne. Granddaughters: Shannon Green and Amanda Green-Chancy (Clayton), both of Sherman. He is also survived by 5 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his brother Curtis D. and Virginia Williams of Shenandoah, Texas, sisters Evelyn Alford of Garland, and Brenda and Jim Webb of Gunter, as well as several nephews and his good friend, Wayne Hale. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother-in-law, Richard Alford.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Elmont Baptist Church, Van Alstyne, TX 75495
Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W. Van Alstyne, Pkwy. Van Alstyne, TX, 75495. You can sign the registry online at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com.