Services for Larry Bob Williams, Sr, 68, of Lubbock, TX, will be held at 11:00 am Friday, February 11, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3211 58th Street, Lubbock, TX, with Bishop Porter Long presiding. Military graveside services will follow in the Abernathy Cemetery under the direction of Abell Funeral Home & Flower Shop of Abernathy, TX. Viewing will be held at the Church from 10:00 am until service time.
Mr. Williams departed from this earth in Lubbock, Sunday, February 6, 2022.
Larry was born May 5, 1953 in Lubbock to James Edward Williams, JR and Barbara (Jones) Williams. He grew up in Lubbock and graduated from Monterey High School in 1971. He married Anna Marie Woodyatt, June 17, 1972 in Farmington, NM and was Sealed in the Washington, DC Temple, January 17, 1986. Larry served in the United States Navy being stationed in the Vietnam War, California, Florida, Virginia, and Italy before retiring in 1993 in Charleston, SC. They returned to Lubbock in 1995 and took over and operated the Country Plate Diner. Larry was active in Scouting, both as Cub Scout Leader and Boy Scout Master and Order of the Arrow. Larry was a longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. Following his military career, Larry drove for Citi Bus and worked at the Lubbock Water Treatment Plant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Barbara and Scott Ellison and James and Jodean Williams, mother-in-law, Margaret Parsons, many friends and family.
Larry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anna Williams of Lubbock, 3 children, Larry Bob Williams, Jr and wife Jennifer of Charleston, SC, Jammie Williams and wife Diane of Lubbock and Faith Jones of Lubbock, 8 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Brenda Williams and husband Jerry Slater of Lubbock, and Tanya Solem of Huron, SD, 3 brothers, Garry Ellison and wife Tinker of Casa Grande, AZ, Brad Ellison and wife Amanda of Lubbock and Mike Dearman of Denver, CO, nieces, nephews and extended family which he loved dearly and his faithful companion, Corky.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS or the Shriner Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.