Emery Leon Williams, 82, of Heavener, was born Jan. 14, 1939 in Heavener to Dillard and Mentie (Haynes) Williams and passed away Jan. 26, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Graveside service is 1 p.m. Friday at Reichert Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Reichert Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
Leon was a long-time resident of the area, a graduate from Heavener High School and Poteau Community College. He served as the Military Police in the U.S. Army and was a veteran in the Vietnam era. Leon began working at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on November 15, 1965 until October 31, 1990. He retired as an Auditor/Transportation Specialist I with 25 years of service with the department. He enjoyed hanging out with friends at the local convenient stores.
Surviving family members are one sister, Jimmie Sue Hayes, of Tulsa; his nieces and nephews Patti Creamier of Sunnyvale, California, Danny Brownfield, Kathy Ferguson, Rebecca Miranda and Jennifer Miranda of Rocklin, California, Cindy Anderson and Sheila Combs of Caldwell, Idaho, Gail Thrift of Capitola, California, Mike Pipkins of Antioch, California, Gnesa Navarro of Sacramento, California, Kelly French of Sonoma, California, David Hayes and Kim Hayes of Tulsa; and numerous other loved family and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, JD Williams; and four sisters Ione H. Miranda, Erma D. Gilbert, Anna Lee Pipkins and Opal Beatrice Brownfield.
Honorary pallbearers are Buddy Lockhart and Roger Naylor
Viewing is from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.
To sign Leon’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.