LOMETA - Funeral services for Jackie Williams, 72, of Lometa, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Hills in Lometa with Pastor Kevin Martin and Bishop Kenneth Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Senterfitt Cemetery in Lometa. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.
He died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at his home.
Jackie was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Lometa, the son of Vernon Williams and Rosa Lee Smith Willams who preceded him in death. He attended school in Lometa and graduated from Howard Payne College in Brownwood, where he was the captain of the football team. He coached in Goldthwaite, Lampasas and Copperas Cove. Later he moved to Evant and served as superintendent for 21 years. He opened a real estate business in 1980, maintaining offices in Goldthwaite and Lometa.
He was married to Margaret Nell Cooper July 19, 1959, in Brownwood. He was an elder at Church of the Hills in Lometa for many years, had memberships in Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Texas Board of Realtors, was a life member of Community School Association, and was selected as Superintendent of the Year for Region 12.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Williams of Lometa; two daughters, Cindy Sheldon and husband Dennis of Evant, Brenda Faubion and husband Ray of Lometa; one son, Mike Williams and wife Darla of Goldthwaite; two brothers, Leonard Williams and wife Lu Ann of Lometa, Gene Williams and wife Lisa of Comanche; one sister-in-law, Mollie Williams of Lometa; and six grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Darrell.