6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424
110 S Tornillo St, Kermit, TX 79745
The family of Perry Leon Williams will celebrate his life at 5:00 PM on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock, TX. Graveside service will follow at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the City of Kermit Cemetery. Perry passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. If unable to attend, we invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign his virtual guestbook, and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask you to consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.
Perry L. Williams was born in Lordsburg, NM on November 17, 1935 to Perry Winston and Mary Jane (Mitchell) Williams. He grew up in Kermit, TX, graduating from Kermit High School in 1954, San Angelo Junior College in 1956, and Texas Tech University (BS Agriculture) in 1959. He achieved an MPH from the University of North Carolina in 1969.
Perry had an idyllic boyhood in Kermit and the surrounding area. Besides playing football and first-chair trombone at KHS, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and finding Native American artifacts in the local sandhills, all of which became lifelong avocations. He also rode bulls and bareback horses in West Texas rodeos during high school and college and joined the PRCA as a rodeo clown during and after college.
In addition to retirement from Texas Department of Health, Perry taught for several years in the Lovington, NM school system. He was also heavily involved in the real estate industry for many years in both Texarkana and Lubbock.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Bobbie Sue Williams; sons, Perry (Maria) Williams, Jim (Lisa) Williams, and Mitchell Williams; grandchildren, Joseph Williams, Maria (Daniel) Sienkiewicz, Isaac Williams, Jake Williams, Jessica Williams, Amber Williams, Bridgette Williams, Cameron Williams, Dana Williams, seven great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Lee Tollett.