Johnny Williams

Johnny Raymond Williams

Friday, June 29th, 1945 - Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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On Monday, September 02, 2019, John (Johnny) Raymond Williams, loving husband and father of two children, peacefully passed away at the age of 74 in Temple, Texas. John was born on June 29, 1945 in Calhoun, LA to Perry Earle and Lillian Irene (Irvin) Williams. He received his master’s degree in Theology, after which he spent his life serving as a pastor, working as an entrepreneur and was always a minister. On December 3, 1966, he married Mary Ellen Duncan in West Monroe, LA. Together they raised two children, David and Christy Rae, both of whom he loved and was very proud. He was always laughing, enjoying life and making sure everyone else was being taken care of.
He and Mary had a retirement dream of buying an RV, packing their trusty tools and traveling around the U.S., seeing the country and doing small repairs for those who could not afford them.
In life he was dedicated to his community, serving as a Deacon, a Sunday school teacher, a church youth director and a supporter of youth programs. Throughout his life, he was also a little league coach, a volunteer fireman, an Emergency Medical Technician and a hospice volunteer. His desire to care for and help others knew no bounds and for that he was so very loved.
When not working with the community John loved to spend time talking with his father and fishing with his mother. He enjoyed spelunking (caving) with his children and the community’s youth, and he enjoyed playing board games with anyone who was up for a challenge! He and his wife were always up for a ballroom dance together.
His intelligent mind was always moving forward. One weekend, early in their lives, he and Mary lead a youth retreat on goal setting. On the last day of the retreat each person was given a piece of paper on which to share one of the goals they had set for themselves. John’s paper said, “President of the United States.” He would have been a great president because he was wise, because he cared and because of his faith in God.
John was preceded in death by his parents Perry and Irene, his brother Earl, and his granddog, Dallas. His beloved sister, Marian Marsalis passed away a few weeks after John. He is survived and cherished by his wife Mary, his children David and Christy Rae, Marian’s husband Bill Marsalis, his sister-in-law Brenda Otwell and her husband Jerry, many loved nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many friends who are like family, as well as his granddog, Wookiee. We all miss him so much.
John really enjoyed live flowers and plants, but as public services have not been scheduled to date, the family asks, and John would definitely agree, that if you wish to make a donation, please, in lieu of flowers, donate to the cause to which your heart responds, or donate to research for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Donations can be made at; or mailed to Cure PSP, 1216 Broadway, 2nd floor New York, NY 10001.
Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple has been entrusted with arrangements.
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