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Wesley Eugene "Wes" Williams

December 17, 1954 — February 10, 2012

WESLEY EUGENE (WES) WILLIAMS, 57, of Paris, was received into Heaven for ultimate healing on Friday February 10, 2012, after seven years of health issues which ranged from end stage renal failure to cancer. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday February 14, 2012 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home with his pastor, David Gillean and Dr. Marvin Ray Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Rockford Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Wesley was born December 17, 1954 in Houston, a son of Wallace Sylvester and Maxine McDaniel Williams. He was a graduate of Delmar Schools, where he was honored during the 1972 Youth Appreciation Week as Outstanding Boy of Lamar County. Wesley worked as a janitor at North Lamar schools for seventeen years, and he and his wife Norma also owned their own lawn and cleaning business. Wesley loved to make everything come together, whether he and his crew were cleaning floors or his company was doing a yard. The last two years of his life were spent rebuilding every physical ability we all take for granted, from walking to eating. Through it all, when asked about his circumstances, Wesley would reply, " I can't complain." He was also a self taught musician, and he and his family sang in many area churches. A member of Tudor Street Gospel Mission, his faith was strong and the Christian life was all he knew.

He married Norma Templeton on February 14, 1991.

He was preceded in death by his father Wallace Williams; his mother Maxine Hammond; a very special dad, Gus "Jr" Hammond; as well as a beloved brother-in-law, J.W. Sims.

Wesley is survived by his loving wife of twenty-one years, Norma. Also surviving are three children, James and wife Rachel of Paris, Dani Lane and husband Kent of Durant Ok, Andy Vanhuss and wife Liz of Denison; three grandchildren, Gaylon, Braeden and Abby; two brothers, Wallace Williams Jr. (Jim) and wife Rhonda of Paris, and Ronnie Melton and wife Regina of Paris; three sisters, Jo Anne Sims of Paris, Ginger Wallace of Cooper, and Brenda Hayes and husband Rick, of Spring. Wesley also leaves behind countless nieces, nephews and friends.

Named to serve as pallbearers are Mike Sims, Brad Sims, Paul Sims, Chris Washington, Ron Whitson, Chris Wear.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Mays Home Health for the wonderful care, rehab and love they gave to Wesley in his final months.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, February 13, 2012

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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