Oscar E. Williams, 93 of Parma, went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 20th at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Condolences may be shared at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com.
Oscar was one of ten children born to Leroy and Anna Williams on August 13, 1925 in Depew, Missouri. He was raised and educated in Missouri and began helping his father with farming at a young age. Oscar joined the US Army during WWII and proudly served in Germany. He was badly wounded during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery and sacrifice. The effects of that wound followed him throughout his life although it did not slow him down.
Oscar was respected and appreciated by his employers for his dedication and hard work. Over the years Oscar worked as a foreman at Hawkins Mill, harvested lumber in Oregon, worked at Amalgamated Sugar, Black Canyon Irrigation, Farmer’s Co-Op in Parma, and was also a trusted hired hand for many of the farms in Parma.
Oscar was an honorable Christian man who was loved and respected by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed.
Oscar is survived by his children, Ernest Williams Jr., Gary L. Williams, Leonard W. Williams, Judy A. Kerpa, Thelma Jane Williams, Dwight E. Williams, Billy D. Williams, and Shena L. Faulk; two siblings, Violet L. Roark and Leroy Williams, Jr.; 26 grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma E. Williams, son Donald D. Maggard, two grandchildren and seven siblings.