Elmer F. Williams

Elmer F. Williams

Elmer Franklin Williams, 93, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at his home in Kerrville.

He was born in Thornton, Arkansas, to Claude “Buck” Williams and Rosalee Anthony Williams on Aug. 21, 1924. He married Mary Louise Thompson on Jan. 12, 1945, in Logansport, Louisiana.

He completed high school and later attended the University of Texas. Elmer worked in the sawmill industry and as a rancher. Elmer and Mary moved to Uvalde, Texas, in 1957, where they ranched and later owned and operated a cotton gin, “Uvalde Gin, Inc.” He served on the Board of Directors for Uvalde Bank for 15 years.

Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Williams; brothers, Houston Williams and Grover Williams; and very special friend, Billie Lou Courtney.

He is survived by daughters, Beth Williams Martin of Kerrville and Becky Williams Schroeder of Elgin, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Elmer Franklin Williams Jr. and Janice Williams of Kerrville; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

A visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Grimes Funeral Chapels. Cryptside services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Garden of Memories Mausoleum with the Rev. Frankie Enloe of Turtle Creek Community Church officiating.

The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “Send Condolences” link. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

The preceding is a paid obituary.



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