Cecil Vernon Williams

Cecil V. Williams, 77, of Tightwad, Missouri passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital in the early morning of January 11, 2014, surrounded by his family and loved ones.  He put up a valiant fight, but ultimately lost the tough battle due to complications following a recent surgery.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother Cecil & Pauline Williams.  He is survived by his children; Patti (Charles) Jefferson, Carol (Frank) Semaan-Raines, Ron (Chris)Williamsdear friend and companion Marilyn Williams, brother Ron Williams,  grandchildren Haley (Milton) Jeffrey, Stefaan Jefferson, Benjamin Williams, great grandchildren BraxtonLaylah Jeffrey, and nieces.  He also leaves behind a dear friend Lanny Greer and many others in Tightwad & Warsaw, MO.   He was an avid country boy and loved the outdoors!  He will be honored in the same manner with his ashes being spread amongst those places that lent him peace.  Dad, your incredible loyalty, humor and ‘stubbornness’ will be deeply missed, but also carried on!  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Local American Legion Post of Warsaw, Missouri or your chosen PostFraternal Order of Eagles, 3667 Aeries, Clinton, Missouri or to your chosen city/state. Memorial Service will be at  Heartland Cremation in Raytown, Missouri on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, service will begin at 3:00 pm with a Celebration of Life Country Dinner following services.


  1. Bonnie Laterra on January 15, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Rest in Peace, Cecil
    many fond memories of the old days with you & yours,
    Bonnie Laterra

  2. Jacob Builderback on January 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    We will certainly miss Cecil. We didn’t know about his surgery. Hadn’t heard from him for a while. He usually called to check on his place, etc. We have lost a great friend, especially Jake. We will be praying for you and your family at this time of grief and sorrow. We pray for strength and endurance from our Lord to you all.

  3. Patti Jefferson on January 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    We are so blessed to have had you in our lives. Your incredibly funny stories and ‘matter-of-fact’ ways, will be shared for years to come!

    You fought hard but ultimately couldn’t give anymore, and He is ready for you. I’m proud to be your daughter, and will so miss you until we meet again!

    Love, Patti

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