Funeral Services for Gordon Williams, 56 year old Buffalo man who passed away suddenly Tuesday, on the walking path west of Buffalo, will be held Monday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend William Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be held from the Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to the Deaf Foundation in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. A private family interment will be held by his family.
Gordon Ray Williams Jr. was born on January 14th, 1957 in Canton, Illinois to Gordon and Sarah Williams. He moved with his family to Rogersville, Missouri where he went to school and graduated from Rogersville High School with the class of 1975. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Seabee’s in Biloxi, Mississippi, Adak, Alaska and Subic Bay, Philippines. While in the Philippines he met Joan Murray and they married on June 17, 1978 at Port Hueneme, California. After the military they moved to Newcastle, Wyoming where Gordon worked in the oil fields. Gordon’s work took them to various parts of Wyoming, North Dakota and Oklahoma until they settled in Casper, Wyoming in 1983 where he worked for Baker Oil Tools which also took him to off shore oil rigs in Qatar. He later worked for the Oil and Gas Commission and the Bureau of Land Management in Casper before moving to Buffalo in May of 2008 where he worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a Petroleum Engineer Tech. He was employed by the BLM at the time of his death.
Gordon was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time in the mountains and riding his motorcycle. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Joan Williams of Buffalo; One Son Gordon Williams III, and his wife Elizabeth currently with the U.S. Army Garrison in Brussels, Belgium; one daughter Kristi Leigh Williams of Gillette; his mother Sarah Williams of Marshfield, Missouri; two brothers, Joe Williams and his wife Jacque of Strafford, Missouri and Don Williams of Ohio; and four grandchildren, Elaina Williams, Michael Williams , Kendyl Williams and Taylor Lutkins. He was preceded in death by his father.