He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was a graduate of Fair Park High School, class of 1961. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Curtis and Eunice Williams and his sister, Kay Williams Stein. As a high school student he played in a band which later appeared at the infamous Louisiana Hayride. Although he had many musical talents, his choice was the steel guitar. Many a night he sat on his mother’s porch with childhood friends playing music until they couldn’t play anymore. He became a truck driver in his early twenties and later became an entrepreneur and built a couple of successful businesses, including a charter bus company and a commercial cleaning service. He was a huge history buff and through that love took up the hobby of metal detecting and found treasures of the past for many, many years. During his last years, he was a dedicated member of the Eagles Club.
He is survived by his children and many grandchildren. “For God who said, let light shine out of darkness made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6
“Let us not focus on the years we lost, but what good memories remain. Let us not focus on the pain we endured, but how the pain shaped us. Let us not focus on the failures, but the great lessons that the failures have taught us.”