Willie Ray Williams

Funeral services for Willie Ray Williams, 79, of Salado, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Graveside memorial will follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen with full military honors.

Mr. Williams died Dec. 14, 2013. He was born April 5, 1934, in Briggs.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Hester and Jessie Williams of Killeen; two brothers; one sister; and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty Whitis Williams of Salado; daughter, Cindy Williams Gilbert and her husband, George, of Salado; son, Tony Ray Williams of Salado; one son from previous marriage, Johnnie Ray Williams of Harker Heights; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Jesse “Buster” Williams and his wife, Earlene, of Belton; and numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, which is in charge of arrangements.

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