The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 26, 2013

Larry Eldon 'Papa' Williams

Published 1-26-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — LAHOMA — Graveside service for Larry Eldon Williams, “Papa,” will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Square Cedar Cemetery, with Jim and Clayton Wallace officiating.

Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena. Viewing is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memories may be shared at www.lan manmemorials.com.

Larry was born Feb. 17, 1942, in Perry to Lennit Esther Williams and Effie Marie Bell Williams and passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his home in Lahoma.

Larry married Judy Lowana Nakvinda in Guthrie. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.

He worked as a sheet metal specialist in the aircraft industry.

He has lived in this area for 42 years, moving from Guthrie to Enid in 1967, and to Lahoma in 1971. He worked at Vance Air Force Base for 43 years, retiring in 2010.

Larry was a member of Lahoma Volunteer Department and the Followers of Christ Church in Ringwood.

He served as Mayor of Lahoma for 11 years.

Larry helped all of his children throw newspapers all the way through high school.

After they graduated he continued to throw the papers another 10 years.

Those who are left to cherish Larry include his wife, Judy; children, Aaron Williams and wife Margaret, Trena Cooper and husband David, Beth Kanaly and husband Ryan, Sheldon Williams, and Adrienne Wallace and husband Timothy; grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob, Justin, Patrick, Rachel and Mikail Williams, Jay Cooper, Karsen and Reed Kanaly, Sebastean, Spencer, Zeek, Owen and Abigail Wallace.

His parents preceded him in death.

(Submitted by family)쇓