, Muskogee, OK

March 17, 2013

Paul Clay Williams III

1948 - 2013

— Paul Clay Williams, III, grandson of late Muskogee Mayor Paul Clay Williams, Sr., died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

He was born April 9, 1948, in El Paso, TX to the late Dorothy (Bufkin) and Paul Clay Williams, Jr.  Paul interrupted his education to join the U.S. Army serving 2 years from 1971 to 1973. He worked in Ft. Smith as an insurance agent and realtor before returning to the University of Arkansas to receive his BSBA degree in 1990. He went on to complete a Master of Education degree in 1992 and became a licensed counselor. Paul later developed an avid interest in computers and completed the Microsoft Certified Professional program.

Paul is survived by his wife, Beth; sons, Paul Clay Williams IV of Pascagoula, MS and Sgt. Jason Adam Williams of Oahu, Hawaii; four sisters, Judy Moir and her husband Ken O’Donnell, P. J. Williams and her husband John Williams, Dottie Cooper and her husband Paul Cooper, and Michele Johnson; four  grandchildren, Lane, Heidi, Haley, and Mason Williams.

Paul’s cremains will be buried at the U.S. National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, AR at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March, 19, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Unity Center of Muskogee, P. O. 1393, Muskogee OK 74403 or Rivercross Hospice Foundation, 222 S 32nd Street, Muskogee OK 74401.

The family wishes to express gratitude to Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service, Muskogee OK for assistance with funeral arrangements and to St. John’s Hospital, Tulsa OK for excellent care during Paul’s hospital stay. We are especially thankful to Rivercross Hospice for their expertise and compassion which supported the family and Paul through his final illness.