Emery Leon Williams

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Emery Leon Williams of Heavener, Oklahoma was born January 14, 1939 in Heavener, Oklahoma to Dillard and Mentie (Haynes) Williams and passed away on January 26, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 82.  

He is survived by:

One sister:

Jimmie Sue Hayes of Tulsa, Oklahoma

His nieces and nephews:

Patti Creamier of Sunnyvale, California

Danny Brownfield

Kathy Ferguson

Rebecca Miranda and Jennifer Miranda of Rocklin, California

Cindy Anderson and Sheila Combs of Caldwell, Idaho

Gail Thrift of Capitola, California

Mike Pipkins of Antioch, California

Gnesa Navarro of Sacramento, California

Kelly French of Sonoma, California

David Hayes and Kim Hayes of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Numerous other loved family and a host of friends 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dillard and Mentie Williams; one brother, JD Williams; and four sisters, Ione H. Miranda, Erma D. Gilbert, Anna Lee Pipkins, and Opal Beatrice Brownfield.

Leon was a long-time resident of the area, a graduate from Heavener High School and Poteau Community College. He served as the Military Police in the U.S. Army and was a veteran in the Vietnam era. Leon began working at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on November 15, 1965 until October 31, 1990. He retired as an Auditor/Transportation Specialist I with 25 years of service with the department. He enjoyed hanging out with friends at the local convenient stores.

Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2021 at Reichert Cemetery with Brother Jerry Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Buddy Lockhart and Roger Naylor

Viewing will be from noon until 6:00 p.m., Thursday and 8:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

To sign Leon’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.

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