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Lloyd Williams

August 22, 1944 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Lloyd Williams Obituary

Lloyd Wayne Williams, 79, of Merkel, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2023.

A memorial service will be held January 6th at The Lovely, Merkel, TX from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Lloyd Wayne Williams was born August 22, 1944 in Merkel, Texas, one of 10 children born to Bill and Lucille (Gilmore) Williams. He married Patsy Ann Lane on July 16, 1962 in Trent, Texas. After graduating from Trent High School, Lloyd went to work for the Texas State Highway Department in Abilene as Shop Foreman and retired in 1973 after 10 years. During that time, he also worked as an independent welder, building barns, shops and boat docks. In 1973, Lloyd was encouraged by his Uncle Lloyd, whom he was named after, to enter into his 50-year career in farming and agriculture.

Lloyd was honored with numerous honors and awards during his farming career. In April 2002, he received recognition by State Senator Craig Estes as the Ag Person of the Year and Taylor County Farm Bureau named him as the Agri-Business of the year. In 2008, he was featured on the cover of The Choice magazine with the Beltwide Cotton Conference. Lloyd was twice awarded the Conservation Farmer of the Year in Taylor County in 1997 and 2022. Lloyd, also referred to by family as “Sonny” and “Papal” enjoyed deer hunting with his family and grandkids, but working and driving the tractor was one of his biggest joys.

Lloyd served on the Trent School Board from 1973-1985 and was an Honorary Member of the Trent FFA. He was a member of the Trent Community Club and Trent Church of Christ.

Preceding Lloyd in death were his parents, Bill and Lucile Williams; infant sister, Debra Williams; and three brothers, Buddy, Charles and Jerry Williams.

Lloyd is lovingly survived by his wife of 61 years, Patsy “MomPat” Williams of Merkel; three children, Lloyd “Tad” Williams, Jr. of Merkel, Debra Townsend (Willy) of Trent, Billy Williams (Rochie) of Merkel; seven grandchildren, J.T. Williams, Tyler Flores, Alisha Ray (Justin), Gene William Townsend (Sarah), Lauren Colyer (Cutter), Carter Williams (Shania), Hunter Williams; fourteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; three brothers, Bobby Williams (Mary Ann), Jimmy Williams (Karen), James Williams (Vivian); two sisters, Brenda Siar (David), Linda Hunt (Freddy); many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members. Lloyd is also survived by Heath Redden, who has been a part of the family and worked beside Lloyd for many years and thought of as a son.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the home health nurse Cindy Hughes and the Kinder Hearts hospice staff that gave him the special care that he needed.

If desired the family request memorials to be given to Kinder Hearts or Trent Church of Christ.

Lloyd, Sonny, Papal-had a tremendous work ethic and was a friend to many and will be missed by all.

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Memorial Service
January 6, 2024

2:00 PM
Merkel- The Lovely
910 N. 1st Street
Merkel, TX 79536


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