Clarence E. Williams
Clarence E. Williams, 92, died on Feb. 1, 2019, at his home in Wallace, Nebr.
H e was born to W.L. (Roy) and Eva L. Williams on July 23, 1927, on a farm in Arthur County, Nebr.
He was the youngest of seven sons and had two sisters.
Clarence graduated from Arthur County High School in 1944.
He served in the U.S. Maritime Service under the Coast Guard in the Pacific and Caribbean Theatres.
He enlisted in the Army Air Force in January of 1946 and served in the Pacific Theatre of operations as a member of a B-29 crew and received an honorable discharge in January of 1949.
He was employed by Consumers Public Power and transitioned with the company when it became Nebraska Public Power, retiring in September of 1991.
Clarence was a member of several fraternal organizations, serving as Master Mason; became a Moose Pilgrim in 2006; attained the position of District Grand Master in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; as a past commander of the Wallace, Nebr., American Legion; a member of the Eagles Fraternity; a past Post Commander of the VFW in Ogallala, Nebr., and was a past member of the AMVETS.
On August 28, 1981, he married Leah Arlette, Hazzard at his home in Wallace. She survives
Other survivors include one sister, Rosette Grigsby, Ogallala, Nebr.; four daughters, Linda Sloan and husband, Mike, Paris, Tenn., Cynthia Huggins and husband, Terry, Elicott, Colo., Eva Schaff and husband, Mike, Brule, Nebr., and Kathy Haxton and husband, Rod, Scott City; two step-children, Marvin Hutsell and Betty Courtney and husband, Mike, all of Mid Way Park, N.C.; and numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Earl, Harold, Walter, Oscar, Virgil and Robert; one sister, Marge Benson; two sons, Steven and Calvin; and one daughter, Sandra Hankins.
Cremation was chosen.
A memorial service with military honors is tentatively scheduled for May 18 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebr.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the 20th Century Veterans Memorial in care of Bullock-Long Funeral Home, 409 Warren Ave., Grant, Nebr. 69140.