Don Williams, 88 of Abilene, TX, went home to be with the Lord on October 26, 2023. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 2:00pm at First Methodist Church in Abilene with Guy Irvin officiating. Visitation will be held at the church prior to service from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Services are under the direction of the Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
Don was born in Hamby, TX to Milton and Alice Roberts Williams on December 21, 1934. He attended school in Hamby and Abilene where he graduated from Abilene High School and Hardin-Simmons University.
He married Rose Mary Berry on June 1, 1963, in Carbon, TX. They made their home in Abilene where they raised their two children while teaching for the Abilene Independent School District. Don retired after teaching for 42 years. His faith was an important part of his life, as he was a long-time and active member of First Methodist Church in Abilene. He also loved anything to do outdoors: hunting/fishing, sports, working around the yard, helping Rose Mary with her gardening.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Shirley Williams, and his brother-in-law Dalton Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of sixty years, his son, Andrew Williams, his daughter and son-in-law, Kara and Randy Blackwell, his sister, Ouida Johnson, his grandsons, Aden and Caleb Blackwell, and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Don's memory to St. Jude, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, phone: 1-800-276-8340 or Samaritan's Purse International Relief, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000, phone: 1-800-665-2843.