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Jerry Duane Williams

   Jerry Duane Williams, 76 of Vernon died Friday, May 8, 2015 at his residence.  Jerry lost his battle with cancer but won The Victory in Jesus.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at 1 p.m., under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Whitney of New Life Baptist Church officiating. 
   Jerry was a veteran of the United States Army.  He served his country from 1962-64 SP4 E-4 (T).  He retired from North Texas State Hospital after 22 years as a Clinical Psychologist and later as Program Director for the Multiple Disability Unit and retired after 25 years as Adjunct Graduate Professor at Webster University at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma.  Jerry was also a member of New Life Baptist Church.
   He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and driving his street rod and was an avid OU fan. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.  He was a very kind, compassionate, and loving husband, father and grandpa.
   He is survived by his wife Toni Williams: sons Jeff Williams of Slidell, La., Chip Williams of Milton Fla., Ryan Turner and wife Stephanie of Austin and daughter Jerri McGrew and husband Bill of Winter Springs Fla.  He is also survived by five stepchildren, Steven Chavez, Phillip Chavez and wife Natalie of Wichita Falls, Yolanda Balderas and husband Joseph, Monica Chavez of Vernon and Maggie Chavez of Moultrie, Ga.; two brothers, Tommy Williams and wife Deana, Larry Williams and wife Linda all of Moore Okla.; two sisters, Karen Pfeffer and husband Sonny of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Janeal Stone and husband Charles of Moore;  15 grandchildren and  several  great-grand children.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elton and Velma Williams, one brother,  Daroll Williams, and one sister Melva Burton.
   Family visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service.
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