Donald Ross “Red” Williams, age 86, of Coleman, entered his home in heaven on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at his residence with his family by his side.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 13, 2022, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with his grandsons, Jerry White and Steven Ross White, officiating. Interment will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.
Donald was born March 29, 1935, in Santa Anna, Texas to John Alfred Williams and Martha Gertrude Woodard Williams. He grew up in Santa Anna, Texas and graduated from Santa Anna High School. Donald married the love of his life, Mary Alice DuBois, in 1955 in Coleman, Texas. With this union, three daughters were born, Donna, Debbie, and Leann. Donald’s career began as a salesperson in the restaurant industry, but became an entrepreneur, establishing Williams Tire Store in Coleman, Texas in 1973. For Donald, Williams Tire Store was more than work, it was an opportunity to serve his community, visit with his customers, or sit and have a cup of coffee with his friends. Donald loved what he did and took immense pride in his accomplishments. He served as a president of the Texas Tire Dealers and Retread Association and was awarded Business of the Year in 2013. Throughout the years Donald also established multiple businesses in San Angelo, Brady, Seguin, Brownwood, and Ballinger. He was a member of the Elm Street Church of Christ where he served as an elder, taught Sunday school, and was honored to officiate funerals for friends. Donald and Mary strongly believed in the power of prayer uplifting their family and friends. Donald served his community behind the scenes helping those in need. Donald had a profound devotion and love for his daughters, always leading the way and giving good advice. He was a life-long resident of Coleman County. His kind heart and Christian spirit will be greatly missed.
Donald is preceded in death by his parents, John Alfred and Martha Williams; his wife, Mary Alice Williams; two brothers, James Neal Williams and Robert Gerald Williams; and son-in-law, Ted Bernard.
He is survived by his daughters, Donna Harris and husband Mike of Coleman, Debbie Ivy and husband Rodney of Coleman, and Leann Bernard of Coleman; his grandchildren, Jerry White and wife Skylar, Steven Ross White and wife Ashley, Jennifer Halfmann and husband Josh, Allicyn Ivy Evans and husband Ted, Lindsay Ivy Reid and husband Glynn, and Keslie Savage and husband Tim; his great-grandchildren, Sydney White, Chloe White, Payton Halfmann, Trey Halfmann, Rosie Evans, Emmylou Evans, Sloane White, Everett Ross White, and Aisling Ivy Reid; and his sister, Wanda June Dieterich and husband James of Coleman.
Pallbearers will be Jerry White, Steven Ross White, Tim Savage, Glynn Reid, Ted Evans, Josh Halfmann, Rodney Ivy, and Mike Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a sincere and special thanks to Debra Blount for her love and care for Donald from the very beginning. Your love and kindness will never be forgotten. Special thanks to Jerri and Lexie Lopez for the love and support of Donald during difficult days.
Memorials are suggested in memory of Donald to Cook Children’s Hospital #erasekidcancer Campaign, 801 7th Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104 or Smithlawn Maternity Home and Adoption Center, P. O. Box 6451, Lubbock, Texas 79493-6451.
Remembrances and condolences can be expressed to the family via the virtual guestbook at www.stevensfuneralhome.com. Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Williams family.
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