June 10, 1935 - February 6, 2021
CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF STANLEY PRICE WILLIAMS
I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
-2 Timothy 4:7
Stanley Price Williams passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Born July 10, 1935, to Marvine Price Williams and Webb Hollingsworth Williams in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Stan grew up an only child but had his favorite dog, Inky, by his side. He attended Fayetteville High School where he lettered in basketball and then attended the University of Arkansas where he also played and lettered in basketball. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Mathematics. He joined the United States Navy and attended Officers Candidate School, achieving the rank of Lieutenant JG in 1957. Stan began his career at Chicago Bridge & Iron in Page, Arizona, where he worked on the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. He then joined AT&T in Kansas City, Kansas, and with the company he worked and lived in many cities across the United States, finishing his career in Washington, D.C. Upon retirement, he and Joyce lived in McLean, Virginia, and later, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Stan was an avid sportsman; enjoying golf, tennis, skiing and snowmobiling. His passion for sports fueled him most days, always keeping up with the University of Arkansas Athletic programs, especially. He was grateful to witness a winning season of Razorback football this last year, FINALLY! Woo Pig Sooie!
Stan was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Joyce, of 62 years; his daughter, Melissa McGowan and husband, James; and his son, Michael Williams. He leaves behind six grandchildren who affectionately called him “Granddaddy”: Stephen, Matthew, Clare and Katherine McGowan; Melinda and Shashank Tekula. Also surviving him is his precious great-grandchild, Wesley McGowan.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made to:
The Joe Perry Sports Complex in care of Prestonwood Baptist Church
6801 West Park Boulevard
Plano, Texas 75093
In memory of Stanley P. Williams
The Celebration of Life Service is being held at Prestonwood Baptist Chapel, 6801 West Park Boulevard, Plano, Texas, Monday, April 12 at 2:00 pm.
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252