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Rufus "R.E." Williams Jr.
Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
November 16, 2010
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Memorial services for Rufus "R.E." Williams Jr. will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Hart Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Rex Hendrickson will preside. Services have been entrusted to the care of the Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

Rufus "R.E." Williams Jr., a member of Peggs Community Church, was born Jan. 29, 1932, to Rufus and Addie Williams in Blue Mound.

Growing up in the Wagoner area, R.E. and his brother, Charles, moved to Sand Springs in their late teen years.

It was there that R.E. met and married Mona Jean Vantrease on Jan. 4, 1952.

R.E. worked as a carpenter, learning his trade and becoming a custom contractor, building custom homes in the Keystone Lake area, to Sand Springs, Wagoner and Tahlequah.

R.E. and Mona moved into the family home he built for them south of Peggs in 1974. R.E. supported his family by working his dairy farm for over 20 years, after which, he retired and sold the business to his son.

R.E. is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Mona of the home; three daughters, Kay Cordray of Tahlequah, Carole Ross of Cookson and Kelly Williams of Fayetteville; one son, Bobby Williams of Peggs; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother; Darvin Williams of Coweta; one sister, Francis Stevens of Broken Arrow; and a host of family and friends.

God took R.E. to his heavenly home on Nov. 20, 2010.

Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, 456-8823.

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