Jerry Williams,

Jerry Williams, born August 9, 1940, in Lafayette, Louisiana, died on August 9, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.  He died after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia with Parkinsonism.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation one hour prior.  Mike Scrimpshire will officiate.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Williams was a loving husband and grandfather.  He was a member of Reel Road Church of Christ in Longview.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sue Smith Williams of Longview; son, Jerry Williams Jr. of Mesquite; daughter, Angelia Scrimpshire and husband Mike of Longview; grandchildren, Mallory Williams and husband Dean of Tyler, Alyssa Best and husband Joel of College Station, Michaela Ruggiero and husband Antonio of McKinney; great grandchildren, Avery Williams of Tyler and Collier Williams of Tyler; sister, Pearl Comeaux and husband Gerald of Coteau, Louisiana; cousin, Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Beaumont; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Lewis H. “Sweet” Williams and Amanda Williams; birth mother, Lillian Laviolette; sister, Margaret Perry; brother, Earl Beers; aunt, Leo Rushing; and cousin, Margaret Ann Smith.

Pallbearers will be Leroy Armstrong, Roy Grogins, Pete Saccoccio, Dean Williams, Joel Best, and Antonio Ruggiero.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bo Harrel and Allen Penick.

A special thanks to Texas Home Health Hospice, Katie, Jody, Verlisha, and Barbara.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to

The family requests all attendees wear face coverings.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935