Larry Williams

Larry L. Williams, 62, of Jefferson City, MO., passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 at University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, MO.

He was born September 19, 1950 in Arkansas City, KS., the son of the late Lawnie L. Williams and the late Duana (Hughes) Williams.

On June 20, 1970, Larry was united in marriage in Arkansas, KS., to Kathie Arnett, who survives the home.

Larry and Kathie enjoyed 43 years of marriage and had two children together. Larry attended Arkansas City High School and Wichita State University. Larry served in the National Guard in Kansas and Colorado from 1970 – 1976.  He loved fishing and was a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals. Most importantly, Larry loved spending time with his family. Larry worked for the Santa Fe Railroad climbing the big microwave towers and later as an Electronics Technician for the Union Pacific Railroad until retiring in 1999.

Larry will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Kathie Williams of Jefferson City, MO.; two daughters, Lesa Bradley and husband Daryl of New Bloomfield, MO. and Kelly Williams of Jefferson City, MO.; three grandchildren, Alyssa Bradley of New Bloomfield, MO., Kylie Korsmeyer of Jefferson City, MO., and Robert Bradley of New Bloomfield, MO.; father-in-law, Robert Arnett of Arkansas City, KS.; sister, Terry Hill, husband Tommy and son Lance of Palo Pinto, TX.; sister-in-law, Rita Hunt, husband John and daughters Jenny, Tracie and Lindsey of Rocklin, CA.; sister-in-law, Joyce Lightsey, husband Tom and children Maegan and Jace of Arkansas City, KS.; brother-in-law, Rod Arnett, wife Jody and daughters Kelsey and Jacey of Arkansas City, KS.; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law, Dorothy Arnett of Arkansas City, KS.

A private family celebration will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction Heartland Cremation and Burial Society.

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