Walter Carrol Williams

MART - Walter Carrol Williams, 82, passed away September 10, 2009 in Mart. He was a farmer and rancher in the Mart/Prairie Hill area since the young age of 14.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 12, 2009, at the Mart Church of Christ with Mr. Tom Keener officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Hill Cemetery.

Walter was born in Waco, McLennan Co., Texas on Aug 25, 1927. He married Elaine Todd on December 27, 1949 in Coolidge.

He was a devout Christian, serving as a deacon in the Mart Church of Christ for many years. He served in many different capacities: the United States Army; the National Guard; an officer in the Limestone County Farm Bureau; Mart Panther Club, Councilman for the City of Mart; Farmer's Double Circle Co-Op Board; Prairie Hill Ex Student Association; Prairie Hill Cemetery Assn; ECA for the M.A.R.T. ambulance service; M.A.R.T. Ambulance Board of Directors and the Mart Housing Authority.

Walter was preceded in death by his father, Walter Dawson Williams in 1943, his mother Eula Williams Bradshaw in 1978; sister Betty Jo Little in 1986; stepfather, Carl Bradshaw in 1992.

Walter is survived by his wife of 59 ? years, Elaine Todd Williams; daughters Pat Curry and husband Billy Tom of Mart; Beverly Fambro and husband Alex of Stephenville/Huckabay; Lanelle Crawford and husband Russ of Kerens. One brother, Gary Bradshaw and wife Martha of Mart; Grandchildren John Walter Desmuke, Camron Fambro, Courtney Robertson, Cadey Gillert, Kelley Crawford, Billy and Lindy Curry. Great-grandchildren: Sidney and Sadie Robertson, Paige Gillert, Reagan and Harley Desmuke, Brittinee, Scotti, and Jamie Williams, Ryan, Amanda and Sarah Curry; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in Walter's honor to the Mart Church of Christ, 509 Limestone, Mart, TX or to the M.A.R.T. Ambulance Service, 409 E. Texas Avenue, Mart, TX or the Fosters Home for Children, Stephenville, TX 76401.

Published November 1, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune