Funeral services with full military honors for Arthur Williams Jr., 50, of Kempner, formerly of Killeen, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Mr. Williams died Aug. 23, 2014, peacefully in his home next to the love of his life. Arthur, or “Will” as he was known, was born Feb. 1, 1964, in McCormick, S.C., to Arthur Williams Sr. and Daisy Hill Williams.
He was raised in South Carolina and joined the Army in 1984 in Baltimore, Md. He served in the Army and later in the Texas National Guard until his retirement in 2003.
While stationed in Germany, he met and married Angela Gae Deck in 1990. In their 24 years of marriage, they were blessed with two wonderful children, Christa and Aaron.
After retirement from the military, Mr. Williams worked for the Killeen Independent School District and for the city of Killeen water department until May of this year.
He loved the outdoors and country living, often tending to the families animals and garden. He also loved fishing with his wife and Dallas Cowboys football.
Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years, Angela; daughter, Christa Ann Rodriugez and her husband, Ricky, of Virginia; son, Aaron Williams of Kempner; son, Daryl Quarles of Greenwood, S.C.; daughter, Shannon Williams of Maryland; his parents; and four grandchildren.
Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove, which is in charge of arrangements.