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Wash  Williams, Jr.

Memorial for Wash Williams, Jr.

Born in Bastrop, Texas on Jun. 24, 1920
Departed on Sep. 10, 2015 and resided in Austin,, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Sep. 18, 2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Sep. 19, 2015
11:00 am
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
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Wash Williams, Jr., 95 years old and the oldest of 13 children, was born on June 24, 1920 in Bastrop, Texas to Wash Williams, Sr. and Sarah Hancock Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucille Arnold Williams; son, Robert L. Williams; daughter, Beverly J. Carey; five grandchildren; Sabrina Williams, Craig Carey, Kimberly Williams, Sean Williams, and Quincy Williams; three sisters, Eliza Franklin, Clotea Murray, Inez Reed, and Alma Lee Alexander; two brothers, Louis Williams and James Williams.

He professed his faith in Christ at an early age many years ago. He was a life member of Cottonwood Baptist Church under the pastorships of the late Reverend Booker T. Page, Reverend Detoneal Cook, and Reverend Nathaniel Cook. He attended public school in Bastrop County.

On December 12, 1946, he was united in holy matrimony to Lucille Arnold. To this blessed union, nine children were born.

Wash was a retired Concrete Finisher for many years and a life member of the Laborer's Local Union. Prior to his construction employment, he lived and managed farm land in partnership with the late Mr. Richard Young in Elroy, Texas. This experience is one of the things that taught him life lessons and also helped him pass on these work ethic traits to his children.

Wash truly lived his life demonstrating the traits of the fruit of the Spirit that Scripture teaches us in Galatians 5:22 love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Wash's reasonable service in his heart was to help people in need; always putting others interest above his own without complaining. In his initial retirement, Wash would arise early to take community neighbors without adequate transportation to and from work daily. The Lord blessed him financially; although it was meager, it did not prevent him from helping others who needed financial assistance. Whatever he had, he was always willing to share with whoever needed it.

During his latter years, he was able to remain in his home until the age of 93. As his health began to decline, his family had to place him into a 24-hour skilled nursing facility in 2013. In his earlier years, he was considered a highly-skilled domino player in the Bastrop and Austin areas. He continued this skill while he was a resident at Senior Care at Onion Creek. As a matter of fact, he participated in a Senior Care Tournament at the University of Texas in Austin and won first place trophy!

His kindred and peaceful spirit remained with him until the day the Lord promoted him to Heaven.

He leaves to cherish his memories; seven children, Tommy L. Williams, Lula Walker and Doris Guillory of Houston, Texas, Wilbur (Donna) Williams of San Antonio, Texas, Alvin (Connie) Williams, Donald (Eve) Williams, and James (Mary) Williams; eighteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Special children, Richard and Dorothy Blair of Houston, Texas, and Rachel Sanders of San Diego, California. Four sisters of Bastrop, Texas; Naomi Hornsby, Dora Lee Taylor, Georgia Dean Nichols, and Mamie Ray Leonard. Two brothers, also of Bastrop, Texas; Hilbert and Hubert Williams. Two sisters-in-law; Lollie Whitley of Del Valle, Texas and Larcelia Franks of San Antonio, Texas; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Flowers may be delivered to Austin Peel and son Funeral Home on Friday, September 18.

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