‘Joe Boy’ Williams
Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 2:01 pm
The Messenger, February 18, 2011
Completed arrangements are being announced for Cecil Romero “Joe Boy” Williams, 70, of Martin, who died Feb. 10, 2011, at Martin Healthcare.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Martin, with visitation to begin there at 10 a.m. The Rev. Alvin Summers will officiate and interment will follow in Parham Cemetery in Martin.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Clayton, Roylee Windham, Marcus Martin, Antwon Martin, Darshea Martin and Anthony Brasfield.
Honorary pallbearers will be LC Martin, Roosevelt Martin, WC Martin, Dewey Rucker, Andre Counce and Melvin Minifee.
Rawls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born March 17, 1940, in Texarkana, Ark., son of the late Juliette (Lowe) and Roevelt Williams. He married the former Gloria Dean in 1976. She died in 2004.
He attended Washington Carver junior and senior high schools in El Dorado, Ark., and Wendell Phillips School in Kansas City, Mo. He had been employed by Burlington Northern Railroad and by Parker Hannifin. He was an avid bowler who participated in televised tournaments and was an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Taymonia and Dewey Williams-Rucker of Independence, Mo.; his son, Vernon Reed of Greenbelt, Md.; two sisters and his brother-in-law, Jeanice and Andre Counce and Shirley Smith, all of Kansas City; his brother, Melvin Minifee of Kansas City; and his granddaughter, Danyell Rucker of Independence.
He was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Annie Edwards.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.