David Carr Williams lost his fight to Glioblastoma on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, El Dorado. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.
Dec. 16, 1947, David Carr Williams was born to Moreland (MC) and Vera Mae (Winsky) Williams. Born and raised in Newton, David graduated a Railer in 1967. Shortly after graduation, he was drafted to the United States Army and headed to Vietnam. David served with the First Calvary, Company D, 1/12. After returning in 1969, he continued his education at WSU, earning a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts. For the past 18 years, he has worked at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, until forced into retirement. David’s free time consisted of spending time with his family. He loved to fish, camp and be outside. His true passion was the Gideon Ministry, serving as president of the local camp at the time of death. He loved speaking a churches and participating in Bible distributions. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Masons, First Cav. Association, and Gideon’s International. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Norman Dale; and son, Jeremiah Carr. He is survived by his wife Jami and daughter, Taylor of the home; son Justin (Kencia) and daughter Kelsey of Wichita; son Joshua of Manhattan; granddaughters Jaycee and Danika of Wichita; sister Marilyn (Don) McCann of Newton; and brothers Bill (Ula) of Tourney, Mo. and Victor (Sandra) Ewy, of Clarion, Pa. Memorials to his memory for Gideon’s International may be left with Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado.