Duane “D.W.” Williams
D.W. was born October 3, 1939 in Houston, TX. He was the son of Garland W. and Doris L. (Stoeckle) Williams. He had lived in Rockdale the past 29 years moving here from Coos Bay, OR.
D.W. served in the US Navy on the USS Coral Sea from 1959 to 1963. He was a paper maker for Weyerhaeuser Paper Mill in Coos Bay, OR. After moving to Rockdale he worked at the Rockdale Post Office for several years. He and Kay Williams were married on January 1, 1985 in Rockdale. D.W. was a member of the Rockdale American Legion Carlyle Post 358 and was an avid supporter and sponsor of the annual Rockdale MARC run.
D.W. passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in the St. David’s Hospital in Georgetown.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. He is survived by his sons; John “J.W.” Williams of Central Point, OR and Garland Williams of Coos Bay, OR, sister, Shirley Tooke of Lakeland, FL, nieces, Sherry Colborn of Bluffton, SC and Karren Boshears of Colorado, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, also his first wife and the mother of his children, Sonja Williams of Coos Bay, Or.
Pallbearers were J.W. Williams, Garland Williams, Charles Starr, Neal Ferrell, Rod Roderick and Sundance.
Memorials may be made to the Rockdale MARC Center, 1705 Pecos, Rockdale, TX 76567.