Funeral services for LaVaine "Willie" Williamson, 78, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Monday, Oct. 17, 2011) at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Sheppard officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Bailey Funeral Home.
Mr. Williamson, a lifelong resident of this area, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in Shreveport. He was a member of the Baptist faith, a retired employee of International Paper Company, Container Division, with 35 years of service and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved wood working crafts, fishing and hunting and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Cecil Pauley Williamson; and a granddaughter, LeShea Guidry.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Donna Crisp Williamson; daughters, Martha Ann Bass of Cashiers, North Carolina and Linda Karen Maus and husband, Billy of Springhill; grandchildren, Joshua Bass, Kyle O'Glee and wife, Jennifer; Ryan O'Glee and wife, Megan and Samantha Bass; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Isaiah, Caleb, Ian and Scarlett; and brother, Roy Williamson and wife, Sheryl of Eros.
Serving as pallbearers will be Stuart Jones, John Paul Winkler, Wade Harvey, Joshua Bass, Kyle O'Glee and Ryan O'Glee.
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