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Elmer Williams

Obituary of Elmer Glen Williams

Elmer Glen Williams of Doniphan, MO was born September 12, 1926 and passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. He was born in Ripley County to the late Owen and Della (Simpson) Williams. On April 24, 1950, he married Viola Pauline Williams, and she survives. Mr. Williams served as a gunner on a battleship in the United States Navy during World War II and saw action. He had owned Williams Grocery in Doniphan and retired from Sears and Roebuck in St. Louis where he worked as a shipping clerk. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, serving as Grand Master twice. Surviving are his children: Beverly Swan of St. Louis, MO, Mark Williams of Fairdealing, MO, Vicki (Rick) Smith and Gary Williams of Doniphan; grandchildren: Michele Henrick and Glenda Bass, Mark Williams Jr. and Christine Commerer, Von Smith and Jan Smith, Gary Williams Jr. and Tabitha Pich; several great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Larry Swan and granddaughter, Tonya Michel.