Walter Williams, the son of the late John Otis and Lillie Mae Glaspell Williams, was born in Painton on Dec. 30, 1919, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 21, 2008, at the age of 88.
Mr. Williams had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life and had lived in Dexter the past several years. He was a retired auto mechanic.
Surviving are three daughters, Sharon McIntyre of Bloomfield, Brenda Burnett of Fountain, Mich., Susie Everesto of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; one son, Gary Williams of Dexter; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Glendon Williams.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie, Charles and Leo Omara; and four sisters, Esther Creed, Lorena Smith, Edna Henson and Mary Tucker.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, from 5-8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 23, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Donald Jolliff of Painton officiating.
Interment will follow in the Walker Cemetery in Bloomfield with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.