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Ellis County Obituary
Shattuck Memorial Cemetery

aka IOOF

© Shaw-Redinger Funeral Home
(permission granted)
Submitted by: Ann Weber


July 16, 1927 - December 01, 2017

Carlos Andrew Williams was born on July 16, 1927 to Marshall and Anna Longhofer Williams. He was born on the family farm which his father had won in a card game. It was located one mile north of Higgins, Texas. He attended Higgins School where he first met the love of his life, Wanda Bell Neu. He first saw her on the steps going to the gym where he said she was the prettiest girl he had ever seen.

Carlos accepted Christ at about 9 years of age and was baptized in Commission Creek. As a youth he attended the Nazarene Church.

On October 31, 1945 he quit school before his last football game to join the Army to fight for his country during World War II. He served with the 5th Army Indian Division. He later was in the 179th Army Band where he played the trombone. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado where he was also in the Ski Troopers and Rock Climbing corps. He was honorably discharged from the Army on July 27, 1947.

On November 8, 1946, Carlos and Wanda were married at Colorado Springs, Colorado where they lived for the next 13 years. During that time Carlos attended Blair Business College where he received his certificate in accounting. During this time, he had a few different jobs including bookkeeping, owning and running a motel and ice cream store as well as laying and refinishing hard wood floors. Recognizing that there was a great need for affordable housing, Carlos started his own building business where he built over 100 new homes in 1958. During this time God blessed him in many ways. One of the ways was becoming a father to four children.

In July of 1959 he moved his family to Higgins where they lived the next four years in a house he built. In 1960 Carlos bought the Longbell Lumberyard in Shattuck which he renamed Ellis County Building & Supply where he commuted to work until 1963. At that time, he moved his family to Shattuck where he built another home for his family where memories were made with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Carlos was a member of First Baptist Church since 1963 where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Choir Director and Song Leader as well as a Trustee.

In 1993, he and Wanda became members of Tornado Sams where he served as President and she served as Secretary. They served on the Oklahoma Good Samís State Staff for seven years. They had many fun times at campouts and Samborees where they made many good friends.

Carlos was a 32nd degree Masson in the Shattuck Masonic Joppa Lodge #262 which he always enjoyed being involved. He was also a member of The Gideonís. Carlos served for many years as the Mayor of Shattuck and worked toward making Shattuck a better place to live.

Carlos loved to sing, fish, hunt, play tennis and taught his children to do the same. He also loved to be involved in his children and grand childrenís activities.

Carlos is survived by his loving wife, Wanda and his four children. Sharon and husband Roger Price; Michael and wife Peggy; David and wife Noretta; and Kenny and wife LeahAnne. His grandchildren Sabrina Stewart, Ryan Price, Jennifer Langhus, Julie Thomas, Chad Williams, Neysa Anderson, Kasady Williams and Kade Williams; his sister Velora Ann Phelps, and thirteen great grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, Shattuck, OK with burial following at Shattuck Memorial Cemetery, Shattuck. Condolences may be made to the family at shawfuneralhome.net. Shaw Funeral Home of Shattuck.

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