Lonnie Ray Williams

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Lonnie Ray Williams of Reichert, Oklahoma was born February 5, 1938 in Lindsay, Oklahoma to Lonnie & Eathyl (Hamilton) Williams and passed away September 14, 2022 in Reichert, Oklahoma at the age of 84, surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 62 years, Bonnie (Wylie) Williams of the home

Two sons: Lonnie Wayne & wife Jody Williams of Reichert, Oklahoma and Wesley & wife Laurie Williams of Summerfield, Oklahoma

One daughter: Jayleen (Williams) & husband Bob Fowler of Reichert, Oklahoma

Three granddaughters: Loni (Williams) & husband Michael Chandler of Shady Point, Oklahoma, Devin & husband Chris Williams of Heavener, Oklahoma, and Kayla (Williams) & husband Kevin Curry of Reichert, Oklahoma

One grandson: Ethan Fowler of Reichert, Oklahoma

Six great grandchildren: Cameron Chandler, Harper Chandler, Delilah Williams, Emerson Williams, Lindsey Williams, and Maddux Curry

One sister: Helen (Williams) Wood of Heavener, Oklahoma

One brother: Wendell & wife Sheri Williams of Sperry, Oklahoma

Lonnie Ray also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, other relations, dear friends, and Christian brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lonnie & Eathyl Williams, two brothers, Arvle Williams and CL Williams, two sisters Evayleen (Williams) Wirth and Elzetta (Williams) Cox.

Lonnie Ray was a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a faithful Christian and member of the Summerfield church of Christ where he had formerly served as a deacon and Bible class teacher. He served two years on active duty in the U.S. Army and six years in the U.S. Army Reserves where he achieved the rank of corporal, earned expert marksman status, and competed on the Army’s rifle team. He worked for the LeFlore County Highway Department, District No. 3 for 24 years where he spent a number of years as foreman and a period of time as acting county commissioner before retiring in 1989. Over the years, Lonnie Ray pursued a number of interests including calf roping in rodeos and participation in cutting horse competitions, but he especially loved running his dogs while squirrel hunting and coon hunting. He also enjoyed working in his garden, fishing, listening to country music, and reading Louis L’Amour Westerns.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Tracy Loyd officiating. Burial will follow in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers: Ethan Fowler, Michael Chandler, Chris Williams, Kevin Curry, Cecil Williams, Toney Patterson

Honorary Pallbearers: Bob Fowler, Jerry Williams, Butch Steelman, Jerold McKay, Ceb Scott

Viewing will be from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, and 9:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

To sign Mr. Williams online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.

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