|Birth: ||May 15, 1919|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 2005|
William Harold Williams
These two scriptures were Harold's favorites. It is fitting that we read and note in our hearts these passages today, because in these words we find the central definition and the guiding principle of Harold's life.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.
I John 4: 7-16
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God is manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation of our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought to love one another.
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and his love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us.
God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
William Harold Williams was born in Eden, Texas on May 15, 1919. He passed away peacefully Saturday, January 22, 2005 in Pueblo, Colorado. A veteran of World War II, Harold is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Barbara Williams; sons Dick Williams, Ron Williams, and J. Lynn Williams; daughter Mary Kathleen (Williams) Muse; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Of Harold's ten siblings, Billy Williams of Eldorado, Texas and Ann (Williams) Brock of Burleson, Texas survive him. His son, Doug Williams preceded him in death on September 14, 1975.
Harold's life demonstrated his values - his love for God, his love for his family, his love for Western Swing music - and a commitment to viewing life with a positive attitude. He loved to sing in church. He brought joy into the lives of countless listeners entertaining them with his banjo and his singing. Along with his brother David, Harold played in a band while serving in the Seabees. Any time anyone played music with him, he dubbed them a Tune Wrangler. He loved to tell stories about his life - and most of the stories ended with how his positive attitude saw him through his situation! Harold was not afraid of taking a risk. His family will always tell the story of the time Harold walked into his home declaring, "I just bought a town in the heart of Texas!"
Harold was a spontaneous, enthusiastic one-of-a-kind individual. He saw - and appreciated - the beauty and the quality of everyone and everything he encountered. Whether talking about a song, a fellow musician, or a T-bone steak, Harold's description would invariably be "The Best." His stories, his attitude, and his love will live in others for a long time still.
Funeral services in Texas are conducted by Harold's grandson-in-law, Rev. Phil Barton.
" Chad Williams Grandson
" Mike Guentherman Grandson-in-law
" Eric Brock Nephew
" Ty Williams Great-nephew
" Gary Williams Nephew
" John Williams Nephew
Rye, Colorado memorial service coordinated by June Tucker and Joyce Schollenbarger.
Douglas James Williams (1951 - 1975)*
Johnny Lynn Williams (1954 - 2014)*
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Created by: Rick Lemons
Record added: Apr 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10787431
Added: Sep. 25, 2006
Added: Jun. 20, 2006
A very talented man of God. I am glad I knew Hal Williams.|
Added: Apr. 14, 2005