Clarence E. Williams, 91, of Wallace passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at his home.
He was born to W.L. (Roy) and Eva L. Williams on July 23, 1927 on a farm in Arthur County. Clarence was the youngest of seven sons and had two sisters.
Clarence graduated from Arthur County High School in 1944. He then served in the United States Maritime Service under the Coast Guard in the Pacific and Caribbean theaters. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in January 1946 and then served in the Pacific Theatre of operations as a member of a B-29 crew and received an honorable discharge in January 1949.
He was employed by Consumers Public Power and transitioned with the company when it became Nebraska Public Power and retired in September 1991.
Clarence was a member in several fraternal organizations including serving as Master Mason, Moose Pilgrim in 2006, attained the position of District Grand Master in the Independent Order of Odd Fellow, Past Commander of Wallace, American Legion, member of Eagles Fraternity, past Post Commander of the VFW, Ogallala, and past member of the AMVETS.
On Aug. 28, 1981 he married Leah Arlette Hazzard in their home. She survives.
Other survivors include his sister, Rosette Grigsby of Ogallala; daughters, Linda (Mike) Sloan of Paris, Tenn., Cynthia (Terry) Huggins of Elicott, Colo., Eva (Mike) Schaff of Brule, and Kathy (Rod) Haxton of Scott City; step-children, Marvin Hutsell and Betty (Mike) Courtney, both of Mid Way Park, N.C.; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl, Harold, Walter, Oscar, Virgil, and Robert; sister, Marge Benson; sons, Steven and Calvin; and daughter, Sandra Hankins.
Cremation was chosen. A memorial service with military honors will be held tentatively on May 18.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to 20th Century Veterans Memorial in care of Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant, which is charge of arrangements.