Truman “Bud” Williams, 97, of Garrison, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, in Garrison.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Garrison Funeral Home with Bro. John McGuire and Larry Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison.
Bud was born January 14, 1920, in the Pine Hill Community, to W. W. Williams and Bonnie Cooper Williams. He was one of seven children. In January 1941, he enlisted in the Army. He was in the 36th Division of the 144th Infantry. He was on the first ship to Europe after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. On June 6, 1944, he was part of the D-Day Invasion landing on Utah Beach.
He returned to East Texas in August 1945. Four weeks later, he married Addie Mae Shipp. They were married for 65 years, until her death in October 2010. They had four children, Linda, Larry, Phyllis and Penny. Bud leaves his family and friends with many wonderful stories and precious memories.
He is survived by
Linda Honea of Garrison
Larry Williams and wife, Tara of Garrison
Phyllis Melton and husband, Mike, of Garrison
Penny Holloway of Nacogdoches
Traci Stokes and husband, Pete
Brad Honea and wife, Jennifer
Michelle Matlock and husband, Jimmy
Jenni Bernard and husband, Lance
Wade Collins and wife, Kristin
Joni Machaud and husband, Colby
Cassi Newell and husband, Andy
Matt Holloway and Lacey
18 Great Grandchildren
6 Great Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by
Wife: Addie Mae Williams
Son-in-law: Perry Honea
Parents: W. W. Williams and Bonnie Cooper Williams
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com