Clark Ernest Williams Jr., 96, of Harrah, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at a local nursing home.

Clark Ernest Williams Jr., 96, of Harrah, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at a local nursing home.

He was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Ellisville, Texas, to Clark Ernest Williams Sr. and Ileta (Morton) Williams.

He was a Civilian Training Officer at Tinker Air Force Base as well as a farmer.

On Dec. 28, 1939, he married Ruby Mae Cranford.

He served with the U.S. Navy from May 24, 1944, through March 7, 1946. He and four of his brothers were in WWII at the same time.

He loved to fish, water ski, and jet ski at his lake house on Texoma, riding his four-wheeler on the farm and reading his Bible and historical books, as well as working in his garden and flowers.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in McLoud, where he was a Sunday School teacher, a Volunteer Christian Builders in Santa Fe, Texas, and a member of American Legion in McLoud as a WWII vet.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, his parents Clark and Ileta Williams, five brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Edna and Jack Ross of Harrah, and Virginia and Gordon Dial of Del City; seven grandchildren and their spouses: Tony and Marianne Ross of Sache, Texas, Penny and Eric VanGombos of Harrah, David and Kimberly Ross of Santa Fe, Texas, Loni and Robert Mooty of Lewisville, Texas, Don Dial of Seminole, Dusty and Misty Dial of Del City, and Sandi and Jeff Laughlin of Oklahoma City; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at Walker Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tuney Ropp officiating.

Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. To sign the book or share memories online, visit www.walkerfuneral.com.