MH Jack Williams died on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at age 85.
Jack was born on a farm near Lovell, Okla. in 1927, the 5th of six children, to Moses H and Juanita Graybeal Williams. Upon graduation from Marshall High School in 1945, he promptly joined the US Navy to serve his nation, being honorably discharged in 1946. For the next 4 years he attended Oklahoma A&M (Oklahoma State University), receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1950.
Between 1950 and 1953, he worked for IBM in St. Louis, Mo. as a mainframe computer technical specialist. While there, he met his future wife, Lorraine (Lorry) E Wind. In 1954, he left IBM to work for Cities Service Oil Company in Bartlesville, Okla., as manager of their new computerized Data Processing department. That same year, he married Lorry and, together they started a family. Transferred to Tulsa with Cities Service in 1971, he retired from Cities Service / Occidental in 1984.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorry Williams; 3 sons: Mark Williams and his wife Helen, Bruce Williams and his wife Tracy, and Scott Williams and his wife Karen; 4 grandchildren: Grant Williams, Laura Williams, Chelsea Williams and Elliot LeMieux, a sister, Pat Montgomery, and 29 nieces and nephews.
His wishes are to have his body cremated, and have his ashes retained by one of his sons, until such time as his wife dies and is cremated, and then have their ashes scattered together. A small memorial service will be held at Butler-Stumpff Crematory (2103 E 3rd St, Tulsa, www.butler-stumpff.com) at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 15th, 2013.
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