Bob Williams, a man of God, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Durant, Oklahoma in the comfort of his home surrounded by those he loved, at the age of 79. He was born to Morris Sheppard Williams and Zadie Elizabeth (Dorman) Williams on September 27, 1940, in Big Springs, Texas.
Bob grew up in West Texas. After finishing school, Bob joined the United States Navy. Bob was a member of the Dallas Lions Club, Calera Masonic Lodge and attended First Baptist Church in Durant, Oklahoma. Bob worked for 38 years in Sales for Coca-Cola, where he won many awards. Working for Coca-Cola gave him the opportunity to raise his wonderful children in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Sherman, and Durant area. He was an avid collector of everything Coca-Cola, and he was an artist that drew beautifully. Some of his favorite activities were fishing, golfing, and cooking. Everyone loved Bob’s cooking; that was one thing that he passed down to all those he loved. Some of the favorites were his special Thanksgiving dinner and his homemade rolls. Later in life, Bob married Patricia Ann Wells on March 17, 1980 in Durant, Oklahoma. Bob loved his family very much and will be missed by all those who knew him.
Bob Williams is survived by wife Pat Williams of the home. Daughters: Christina DeLoss and husband Curt of Keller, Texas, Deanna Culbreath and husband Jim of Durant, Oklahoma, Andrea Ansell and husband Derek of Arlington, Texas, and Bobbie Jo Hardy and husband Elias of Fort Worth, Texas. Stepsons: Kelly Covington of Garland, Texas and Shawn Covington of Lewisville, Texas. Bob raised two grandchildren Josh and Jordan Covington and loved them like his own children. He also is survived by 23 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Zadie Williams. Brother, Morris Lee Williams. Stepson, Chris Covington. Mother of his children, Margaret Williams.
Visitation for Mr. Bob Williams will be Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm at Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1:00pm at Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home Chapel in Durant, Oklahoma with Logan Cates officiating. Serving as pallbearers: Lee Edwards, Caleb Ansell, Tres Hardy, Hayden Covington, Jason Steward, Khanner Hampton, Kody Hook, Cole Covington. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ellison, Elliot and Elijah Hardy, and Kade Covington.
Services are under the direction on Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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