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Bill Williams

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Funeral services for Bill Williams, 75, of Gainesville are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 9th at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Darrell McIntyre officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Mr. Williams passed away March 6, 2019 in Denton.

Bill was born on August 28, 1943 in Gainesville, Texas to Woodrow and JoElla Williams. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1961 where he was quarterback for the Varsity Football team and played other sports as well.
After high school, Bill attended the University of North Texas in Denton where he received a degree in Business Administration. He began his career in real estate after college and opened his own firm, First Realty. In the early 70's. Bill later transitioned his company to an association with RE/MAX.
Bill married the love of his life, Mickie, in 1964 and made Gainesville their home. Bill loved his hometown and strived to make it a town that everyone would love as much as he did. Bill was a huge supporter of Gainesville High School and the school district. He was elected to the GISD School Board and where he served as board member and three terms as president. More recently, he joined the Gainesville Planning and Zoning in service to the city. Service and mentorship were in his nature. He always had time to help and answer questions for new real estate agents. Bill was an integral part of the Cooke County Board of Realtors and served numerous terms as president.
Faith, family and friends were very important to Bill. He was firm in his belief in God and passed knowing the love and assurance of his Lord and Savior. Bill and Mickie have been members of Westminster Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years. He was proud of his family and loved retelling the story of how he and Mickie met and eventually married. Bill attended every game of his grandson, Vincent, to keep his stats for post-game strategy talk. Bill always had a smile and helping hand for his friends. Spending time with Bill meant lots of stories and listening to music. His high school days and softball era provided hours of laughter and memories for everyone.

Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years Mickie Marlin Williams of Gainesville; daughter Laine (Williams) Wolf and husband Danny of Gainesville; son Lance Williams of Los Angeles; Grandchildren Vincent Simmons and Kendal Wolf. He is also survived by his brother Woodrow Williams and wife Linda of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brothers-in-law T.W. "Buff" Marlin of San Antonio and Kim Marlin of Gainesville; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, his mother-in-law and father-in-law.
Pallbearers will be: Jim Hatcher, Jim Kennedy, Joe Fox, Mike Rigler, Larry Partain and Spencer Leftwich. Honorary Pallbearers are: David Tiller, David Epley, Gary Blagg, and Doug Lillard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Noah's Ark; and the Gainesville High School Alumni Association.
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Published on March 8, 2019
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Gary & Terri Atterbury
Mar 13, 2019
We are so sad to here about Bill we will miss him. Our prayers are with you..
Kanta Maxwell
Mar 11, 2019
Gainesville lost another great citizen. Mickie I extend my sympathy and condolences on the passing of a great man.
Carol Ann Hess
Mar 10, 2019
Bill and Mickey have always been special friends to all who know them. I met Mickey in the second grade when our parents lived next door to each other. Everyone in town always loved Bill and Mickey and family. My prayers for all the family and he will be greatly missed. My blessings. Carol Ann Hess
Marita Murphy
Mar 08, 2019
Mickie, I am broken-hearted for your sudden loss. Thankful for the time we've had together and for Laine and Lance. Their devotion and dedication to helping you through this painful time speak volumes.
"May the Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace." -Numbers 6:24-26...I’m just a phone call away and will be here for you 24/7. Sending love and prayers for comfort and peace.
Charles Bryant
Mar 08, 2019
Mickie, thoughts and prayers for you and the family at this difficult time.
Charles Bryant
GHS Class of 63
Steve Toler
Mar 08, 2019
While I never had the honor of meeting Bill, I can tell he was a special man from the stories Woodrow has told me. What a great role model for his family and his community. I pray his family, and friends are comforted by many warm memories and his love for them.