JR Williams

I got to hunt with Willie “JR” Williams a few times before he passed. At 81 years old he still loved to hunt. He told me he had caught over 100 lions and 300 Bears and I don’t think he really even got started until after he was 50. JR was always singing and happy and as he said “I just love to be out in nature”. After a hunt he was riding out of the wilderness and was shot by what he thought was a deer hunter, this left him with a crippled hand. One of our last hunts together we caught 2 nice Bears in less then 3 hours and then was running another when we had to call the hounds off. He was riding a young horse and thrown and later died of his injuries in the hospital. I will forever regret that I didn’t take him up the last few times he called me to go hunting with him.

Willie “J.R.” A. Williams, 81, of Fairacres, NM died Sunday, May 6, 2012. J.R. as he was fondly known was born September 26, 1930 in Antlers, OK to Willie and Vigie Williams Sr. He was a veteran of the US Army where he served our country honorably and was also retired from Burn Construction after many years of faithful service. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and had been an outfitter, fishing and working on the family ranch, but his passion was for his family. J.R. will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Gloria Williams of the family home; daughter Sharon Boling of Fairacres, NM; brother Eddie Williams and wife Geneva of Union, OR; sisters Shirley Hayes and husband Ben of Baker, OR, Gladys Garrison and husband Stan of Washougal, WA, Jewel DeLong and husband Bill of Vail OR and Bonnie Puckett and husband Dave of Prineville, OR. J. R. was preceded in death by his parents, brother Walter and sisters Lola, Lucille, Mae and Lafern.

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