The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


April 23, 2013

Donald H. Williams

Services for Donald H. Williams, 75, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Salado United Methodist Church, Royal Street in Salado. The Rev. Travis Franklin will be officiating.

Don died April 17, 2013 at a Temple extended care facility.  

He was born Sept. 10, 1937 in Palestine, to Herman Walter and Mary Fitzgerald Williams.

He received his bachelor and masters degrees at Sam Houston State and his PhD School Administration from the University of Texas.

Don loved to teach. He was a teacher, principal and superintendent in the school system his entire career. He taught elementary school level in Baytown and Midland; was a research analyst for Governor Connelly’s Committee on Public Education; was a Fellow in the U.S. Office of Education; worked for the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory in Austin; and held a variety of leadership positions in the San Marcos Consolidated ISD.

Always active in the community where he worked, Don was a member of the Rotary and Lions Club for many years. He was the president and zone chairman several times in Lions and would wear with pride his Lions vest, the front covered with pins denoting his activities.

He was on the board of trustees of the Salado United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Loris, of 28 years; by his twin brother, Ronald and wife Ann, of Midland; sister, Martha Squibb of Dallas; daughters, Lora Allison Piatak of Florence and Mary Catherine Williams of Austin; and one granddaughter, Haley Piatak.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to: Board of Trustees, Salado United Methodist Church, PO Box 771, Salado, Texas, 76571 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Broecker Funeral Home, Salado.

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