Charles “Chuck” Lane Williams, Sr., 82, of Heavener, Oklahoma was born on June 11, 1936 to Alvis and Pauline (Creek) Williams in the Bennington Community, just west of Shady Point, Oklahoma and passed away January 19, 2019 in Heavener, Oklahoma.
He is survived by:
His wife of 61 years:
Helen Irene (Green) Williams of the home
Patricia Howell and husband James
Helen Denise Breitkreuz and husband Steve
Donna Wyatt and husband Jimmy
Charles Lane Williams, Jr. and wife Laura
Alvis Leon Williams and wife Jerry
Chesley Green and wife Jerri
Rachel King and husband Zach, Caleb Howell and wife Shana, Natasha Torontali and husband Nick, Hannah Bellamy and husband Kyle, Erika Bravo and husband Jaime, April Davis and husband Chris, Cassy Rosenthal and husband Zach, Asher Waren, Milan Wyatt and wife Melissa, Riley Wyatt, Carman Williams and wife Tiffany, Vashti Osborn and husband Jasper, Andrea Clubb, Chad Warner and wife Valorie, and Russell Warner and wife Missy
Megan Pilkington, Garrett Huckabee, Jamie and Kinslee Howell, Sydney and Baxley King, Avery and Alyvia Warner, Ryan and Luke Warner, Karah Haas, Abel Waren, Remington Johnson, Rossi and Bristol Rosenthal, Blake’lee, Bryndlee, and Bodie Wyatt, Penelope and Adeline Torontali, Rhory, Mylah, and Mabyn Bellamy, and Carmany Williams
Numerous loving nephews, nieces, and many friends
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Alvis and Pauline Williams; one brother, Lee Ray Williams; one sister, Angeline Carr; and two great-grandchildren, Caspen Lane and Carter Dean Williams.
Charles was a member of Heavener First Baptist Church.
While in high school Charles joined the California Cadet Core serving from 1951-1955.
He was on the small bore rifle team and at the state competition one year he had the highest overall score.
He received medals for sharp shooting, marksmanship, and distinguished Christian service and leadership awards.
Charles started his working career while in high school at the US Borax Mines in Boron, California. He worked there as a laborer, diesel mechanic, and Instrument technician. After twenty years, he moved his family to Valliant, Oklahoma in 1975 where he worked another 21 years for Brown and Root at Weyerhaeuser.
After retiring in 1997, he and Helen moved to Heavener. Charles was a deacon of the churches, where he attended for over 50 years.
He used his talents to help build three different church buildings. Charles was a skilled craftsman, who had many hobbies including watch-making, collecting, RVing, and hunting. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and the best father-in-law ever. Charles will be sorely missed by those who loved and admired him. His memory will be cherished by his family. But we are thankful that he is with Jesus and we know that we will see him again.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Heavener, Oklahoma with Brother Sam Dyer, Brother Jimmy Binns, and Brother Brock Hardin officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery in Cameron, Oklahoma under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.
Pallbearers will be: His grandsons
Viewing will be from 3:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Monday; 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday; and 8:30 a.m. until noon, Thursday.
The family will visit with friends on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
To sign Mr. Williams’ online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com