|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1892|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1975|
Obituary from the Shreveport Times newspaper, Oct. 28, 1975, Tuesday, p. 10-A:
Henry Grady Williamson, 82, of 2424 Highland Ave., and a retired chief of police for the City of Shreveport, died Monday in Veteran's Administration Hospital after a long illness.
A native of Stonewall, he had lived in Shreveport since 1920. He joined the police department in August of 1923. He served the department as patrolman, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, assistant chief of police and as chief of police from 1938 to 1942 under the administration of Jimmie H. Davis, who later became governor. He established the first FBI school for policemen in the state. On the day of his resignation from the department in September of 1946, Mr. Williamson said he had never used a gun in all of his 23 years of service.
He was past master and a 50-year member of the Masonic Landmark Lodge No. 214. He was patron of the Victory Chapter No. 130 of Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the American Legion, Retired Police Officers Organization and Noel Memorial United Methodist Church.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Marshall Street Chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home with the Dr. Benedict Galloway and the Rev. Al Trickett, pastors of Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Robert E. Carter, pastor of Summer Grove United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruby T. Williamson of Shreveport; two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Bahm of Shreveport and Mrs. Ruby Joe Chance of Irving, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Baker of Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Margaret Martin and Mrs. Mattie Backer, both of Shreveport; two brothers, Russell Williamson of Stonewall and Lowery Williamson of Shreveport and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ray Bagley, Charley Bozeman, Milton Cameron, George Dykeman, Neal Hill, Henry Marshall, Fred Rogers and Jack Williamson.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Heart Fund or the Masonic Children's Home.
Ruby T. Williamson (1916 - 2001)
Married Nov. 11, 1948
Forest Park East Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 11, 2011
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