Larry Dean Williams, age 62, Grove, Oklahoma, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2010 at his home in Grove.

Larry was born March 29, 1948 in Joplin to the late Oliver Williams and Ora Miller Williams and had lived in Grove the past 18 years, moving from Galena, Kansas. 

He worked as a supervisor for 25 years at Allied Waste.  Larry was a faithful and proud member of the 33 Club of Spavinaw.  He did a lot of charity work involving children in and around the Grove area.  Larry loved the lake. He often fished in bass tournaments. 

Survivors include his daughter, Lori Richard, Joplin; two sons, James Williams, Cameron, Missouri and Brian Williams, Oklahoma; one sister, Evelyn Busby; one brother, Kenny Williams; and one grandson, Zachary Williams. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Williams; three sisters, Shirley Woody, Mary Ann Phillips, Jane Engel; and one brother, Richard Williams.

At the request of Larry, no formal services are planned. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. 

He was a father; he was a friend; he was a hard worker and dedicated member of the 33rd who looked forward to events that made children smile and laugh.  He was a fighter and he fought a quick hard battle but never lost…just conceded for a better life where he can watch over us like he always did.  He never did for anyone expecting something in return…a smile was all he hoped to see.  He was the one man to look up to and the one man who wouldn’t look down on you.  He said he would ‘beat this thing’ and he did…he didn’t suffer so he won.  He was and will always be the greatest man in the world because he is your friend; your brother; your uncle and my daddy….my very best friend and my world.

Larry ‘Wolf’ Williams

My Daddy