Donald riding with Nicole on one of many of our road trips.  I loved to shop with Donald!
Donald Ray Williams
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: May 10, 1942
  • Date of passing: Oct 22, 2014
Let the memory of Donald be with us forever

Donald Ray Williams, 72, a longtime resident of Durham County passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Durham.

A native of Mitchell County, the son of the late Howard Williams, Sr. and Naomi Murdock Williams. He was of the Baptist Faith, retired from the US Army, served in Vietnam, and was a welder by trade.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 25, 2014 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel by Rev. Wilbur Horton. Burial will be in Lily Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Snow Creek Rd, Bakersville, N.C.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Williams Elliott of Bullock, four sons; Bobby Ray Williams of Bullock, Donnie Ray Roop of Quarryville, PA, Steven Ray Williams of Missouri and Bryan Ray Williams of Henderson, a sister, Patricia Bullock of Butner, three brothers; H.L. Williams of Durham, Johnny Williams of Tennessee, Dannie Joe Williams of Texas, thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a special friend, Nicole Keeton Howell. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Roger Williams of Mt. Airy.

Visitation will be held Friday evening, October 24, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times the home of Bobby Williams.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Pat Bullock on 23rd June 2017

"Dear Brother,  We sure missed you at the family reunion again. there was 115 there and you were mentioned several times. I know you and Uncle J.E. has had a good time talking about the camping on the mountain since he got there in April of this year.  I love you so much, Donald."

This tribute was added by Nicole Howell on 10th May 2017

"A candle for your birthday Donald!!"

This tribute was added by Nicole Howell on 10th May 2017

"Today I know you are waking and celebrating your birthday in heaven with your loved ones who are there with you!  I miss you dearly!  Words cannot begin to express how much you are missed!  Cole even at his young age still talks about you Donald!  Happy Birthday in Heaven  sweet friend!!! RIP."

This tribute was added by Pat Bullock on 2nd January 2017

"Donald , I sure miss you and Christmas is just not the same since you,Thomas and Roger are gone. But I know you are happy up there  with all our other loved ones  and you are certainly not  in any  pain. I love you brother, may you rest in peace until we meet again and I really don't think it is going to be long. I love you .....Sis"

This tribute was added by Pat Bullock on 22nd October 2016

"Donald, how well I remember two years ago today. You went to be with Jesus and I didn't have any idea  that when you went down for a heart cath at 4 pm  that you would leave us at 1:45 am.!! But God knew best and He needed  you with Him. I love and miss you so much. I miss your calls  and your laughter. You were so much fun to be with and I miss that. I love you brother and I will see you again one day.  Love, Sis"

This tribute was added by Pat Bullock on 19th August 2016

"Hi Brother, Was just thinking about you again and thought I would tell you how much I love you and miss you! It hasn't been the same here without you. I miss your calls and my visits to see you and our times we had sharing stories about different things we did when we  were kids. I love and miss you so much. May you continue to RIP until we see each other again some day."

This tribute was added by Pat Bullock on 19th November 2015

"Brother, I miss you and love you so much. It has been almost 14 months since you left us and there hasn't been a day that I haven't thought of you in some way or the other. I can just imagine what a peaceful time you hare having up there with Jesus, Mom,Dad, Roger and all the other loved ones that are there with you. I will see you again   some day my beloved brother. I love you,  "Sis""

This tribute was added by Pat Bullock on 16th July 2015

"Donald, I miss you and love you so very much.There is not a day that passes that I don't think of you. I miss your phone calls, going to see you, listening to your laughter, listening to you tell about your shopping trips with Nicole. I  just miss you, brother, more and more, but I know that you are having a good time with Roger, Mom and Dad and the rest of the family that have gone on. I listen to your voice messages on my phone many times a week. I know you are not having all that phantom feet and leg pain now, may you RIP. Will see you again brother. I love and miss you very much. Sis"

This tribute was added by Maricela Garcia-Cruz on 24th October 2014

"Williams' s Family God will give conform.  He is not suffering any more  and the more important He is in peace. My preyers for Him and you. I will keep my memories for ever.
Maricela Garcia C"

This tribute was added by Connie Champion on 24th October 2014

"The entire Williams Family I'm so very sorry to hear about your Dad, he was such a wonderful person, keeping the family in my thoughts and  prayers."

This tribute was added by linda gooch on 24th October 2014

"Pat, Bobby Ray, Barbara and the entire Williams family. We are so sorry for your loss. Knowing he is at peace and no longer suffering will give you comfort as well. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Miah Welch Higbee on 24th October 2014

"I will miss him dearly he was a true friend through many years."

This tribute was added by Diane Wheless on 24th October 2014

"Pat (and the rest of the Williams Family), I am so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our prayers! The Wheless Family"

This tribute was added by Brenda Brogden on 24th October 2014

"Barbara, Bobby ,Donnie, Steven, Bryan and the entire Williams Famiy:  So sorry to hear about your Dad.  I know you all have very fond memories of him.  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.  Brenda Brogden"

This tribute was added by vivian oneal on 23rd October 2014

"Williams's family so sorry for your loss,
Will remember all in my prayers
We all grew up together & remember all the times we were together as children."

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Lynn Cox


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