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Obituary

Lightning Ridge Cemetery
Pontotoc County, Oklahoma



Donald Ray Williams
December 15, 1945 - October 29, 2014
© Criswell Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


Services for Donald Ray “Don” Williams, 68, of Buncombe Creek, formerly of Ada, are 2 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Keith Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow at Lightning Ridge Cemetery near Roff. Mr. Williams died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at a Dallas Veteran’s Center. He was born Dec. 15, 1945, at Roff, to Earl and Leda Johnson Williams.

He and his family moved to Ada when he was three years old and he lived here until 2003 when relocated to Buncombe Creek at Lake Texoma. Mr. Williams was a Vietnam Veteran in the U. S. Army serving from November 1965 until September 1967. During his service he received two Bronze Stars and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor.

He married Dianna Marie Clayton on Dec. 28, 1983, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Don was a lifelong resident of Ada. He was the owner and operator of Snips Hair Design and was a Barber for 40 years until his retirement. He was an active member of the Ada Elks Lodge for many years and had served as secretary and treasurer. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Dianna Williams, of the home; one son, Derrick Williams of Ada; two brothers, Clifford Williams and wife Norma of Ada and David Williams of Ada; four sisters, Lois Montgomery of Redlands, California, Anita Lewis and husband Richard of Ada, Rita Kay Lowry and husband Fred of Tulsa, and Phillis Northcutt and husband Benny of Ada; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Berl and Lenford (Wimp).

Honorary bearers will be Gil Ragland, Roger Gaddis, Jerry Rising, Mike Gray, Jerry Bailey and Mike Mapp. The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Texoma Southern Baptist Church, 4501 Shay Road, Kingston, OK 73439.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.


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