Served in the U S Army for 20 years. Last married to Jayne Anna (Pipes, Davis) Williams. He worked as a bus driver in Waco, Texas, and belonged to VFW Post #8564 in Waco. He was cremated and ashes were scattered in Oklahoma. Survived by four children: Sharon, Puppet (a nickname), Ralph (Boo), Patrick, and one stepson: William Travis Davis.∼Cecil Ralph Williams, 70, of Hewitt, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at his home. The family will receive visitors 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home.
Ralph was born in Ravia, Okla., to Roscoe C. and Alice (Church) Williams. He was a serviceman in the U.S. Army for 20 years, retiring as a SFC (E-7); and serving two tours in Vietnam. Ralph was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Parachutist Badge, Armed Forced Expeditionary Medal, Driver/Mechanic Badge with Driver Bar, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Expert Marksman (Rifle), Good Conduct Medal, Clasp, Silver, one Loop and was honorably discharged. Ralph was a member of VFW Post 8564.
On Nov. 12, 1983, he married Jayne Pipes Williams in the Hillcrest Baptist Hospital Chapel. After retiring from the U.S. Army, Ralph worked for the City of Waco Transit System for 12 years. Ralph's favorite past time was fishing with his buddies, children and grandchildren.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Winifred Segrest, of Williamsburg, Kan.
He is survived by his wife, Jayne; daughters, Sharon Varano, of Austin, Marjolyn "Puppet" Williams Brock and husband, Todd, of Madison, Miss.; step-daughters, Helena Hall, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Christine Sterling, of Durango, Colo.; sons, Ralph "Boo" Williams and wife, Donna, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Patrick Williams, of Bruceville; step-son, Travis Davis and wife, Kasandra, of Killeen; eight grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Drake, of Beeville, Texas, Leta Bishop, of Plano, Texas, and Clara Noble, of Great Falls Mont.; and brother, Bill Williams and wife, Eva, of Pottsboro, Texas.
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