J.Q. Williams 

Jan. 9, 1920 –

Sept. 21, 2013

J.Q. “Jake” Williams, 93, of Ennis passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

J.Q. was born in Palmer on Jan. 9, 1920 to Davis Stanford and Josephine Isabel (Shankle) Williams. He grew up in Dalton and Crisp. He married Eula E. Tillison on March 28, 1947 and they made their home in Garrett. They moved to Grand Prairie, then to Miami, Fla. and in 1987 moved back to Garrett. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1942 until 1945 serving in the European Theater during World War II.

He worked for Florida Portland Cement Company for 34 years working in repairs and as a storeroom clerk.  He was a member of Anthony Drive Baptist Church and the IOOF Lodge. He loved to work on old cars and enjoyed yard work.

He is survived by one son, James Q. “Jim” Williams and his wife, Ana; two grandchildren: Jay Williams and Anita Williams; one brother, Chester Williams; and one brother-in-law, Benny Tillison

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eula Williams; siblings, Macel “Babe” Williams and Bobbye Christian.

He lived his final years in the Ennis Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A celebration of his life will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with the Rev. Jerry Fulton officiating. Interment will follow in Crisp Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.