James Williams

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 22, 2009

Funeral services for James “Sam” Williams, 83, of Hornbeck will be held Friday, October 23 at 10 a.m.,
at Oak Grove Bible Baptist Church in Hornbeck with Bro. John Northway, Bro. Edwin McCullough & C.V. Chance officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Hornbeck. Visitation will begin on Thursday, October 22 from 5 p.m. until time
of service at the church. Services are under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville.
Mr. Williams passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at his residence in Hornbeck.
Mr. Williams was born on
February 18, 1926 to James “Jim” and Catherine Williams. In 1952 he joined the United States Marines attaining the rank of Corporal. Upon his discharge in 1954, he went to work for the Louisiana Highway Department. After 25 years of driving a truck
for the Highway Department he retired in 1987 to come home and spend time with his wife and to work on the farm.
Mr. Williams enjoyed life to the fullest, he never let much get him down. He loved to talk and never met a stranger. He
could always start a conversation even if he didn’t know you.
Mr. Williams loved to garden and oversee his livestock and when he was able, he loved to ride horses. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and especially his
grandchildren, they were his life. He enjoyed hearing his grandson Cody, play the piano. He would sit for hours to listen to him play some of his favorites.
Mr. Williams is preceded in death by his father and mother; one brother Dow
Williams; two sisters Mae Behan and Fern Simmons; one brother-in-law Glen Moore and a father-in-law Robert Moore.
Mr. Williams is survived by his loving wife of 54 years whom he loved dearly; Lillie Jewel Williams of Hornbeck; three
sons and daugter-in-laws, Anthony and Shannon Williams of Hornbeck, Rodney and Leah Williams of Hornbeck, and Stevie and Kirou Williams of Mililani, Hawaii; two brotheres and sister-in-laws, Robert Ed and Shirley Williams of Bossier, and Jesse and
Linda Williams of Sulphur; one sister and brother-in-law Daisy and Bob Likes of New Llano; seven grandchildren, Cody Williams, Megan Williams, Morgan Williams and Duncan Williams all of Hornbeck, and K.J. Williams, Yuskie Williams & Stephanie
Williams all of Mililani, Hawaii; and a host of nieces and nephews, Gerry and Betty Green, Roger and Barbara Therrell, and Coydell and Jeanette Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Williams, Rodney Williams, Duncan Williams, Ralph
Edward Williams, Ben Prewitt, and Johnny Rivers.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Williams family at www.labbymemorial.com.