Weatherford Democrat

June 16, 2013

Royce Lee Williams


Weatherford Democrat

— Royce Lee Williams, 70, died Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Memorial service is 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, officiated by Pastor Mike Wiley, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 5600 Mineral Wells Highway, Weatherford, TX. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

He was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Lockhart, the son of Royce Lavern Williams and Ellen Grace Thompson Williams. He graduated from Lockhart High School, attended the University of Texas at Austin and DelMar Technical School at Corpus Christi. He worked for Exxon in South Texas at the King Ranch Gas Plant until he retired.

He married Judy Bornholdt Williams on Dec. 25, 1992. They lived in South Texas and, upon his retiring from Exxon, they lived in Central Texas prior to moving back to Weatherford. He opened his gun repair shop, The Powder Keg, which was his favorite pastime.

He is survived by his mother, Ellen Williams; step-mother, Mari Lu Williams; step-sister, Sara David; his son, Randall Williams; four step-sons, Gary Bornholdt and wife, Norma Jean, Perry Bornholdt and wife, Filliesa, Arnold Bornholdt and wife, Cheryl, and Dale Bornholdt and wife, Karen; one step-daughter, Tina Bornholdt Harbour and husband, Bill; 11 step grandchildren; and 10 step-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Bornholdt Williams; father, Royce Lavern Williams; brother, Thomas Neal Williams; stepson, Ronald R. Bornholdt; step-granddaughter, Tricia Mae Finley; and his Texas family, Pat and Martha Castelberry.

If you wish to make donations, send them to Adell Community Fellowship.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel