On one unusually hot day, Oct. 27, 1960, Anthony Wayne Williams was born. As a child, he liked playing cowboys and indians and drawing. He realized his dream when he grew up to become a soldier. Nicknamed "Chicken" by a childhood friend, he was affectionately called by most of his friends and family. To others, he was simply "Wayne."
After graduating from Minden High School in 1978, he quickly enlisted in the United States Army. He faithfully served for six years and was honorably discharged in March of 1985. When he served in Germany, he was nicknamed Guy-U, which is the German equivalent for Chicken.
He was a great father to A.W. and Krystal. He loved people and often entertained, hosting cookouts with his famous barbeque and fried fish. He loved to make others laugh with stories of the Army and reverie. You only hoped you were not the main character of one of his TALL Tales.
Employed by Ruskin Manufacturer and Brown Builders Contractors, he worked as a supervisor until his health failed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Shepherd; his brother, Ricky Williams; and his maternal grandparents, David and Ethel Williams. He leaves to cherish his memory, his son, Anthony Williams, Jr. of Shreveport; his daughter, Krystal Williams; his mother, Louise Williams Moore; one brother, Robby Dale Williams of Monroe; three sisters, Lisa Lott (Curtis), Debbie Kay Fuller (Richard) and Randa Gail Moore; one uncle, Verner Williams; two aunts, Inez Walker (Houston) and Clara McKoy; a host of nieces and nephews; first cousins (the New York crew); and a very special friend, Pam.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014, at St. Rest Baptist Church. Open visitation will be Friday, May 16, 2014, at the chapel of Miller Pioneer Funeral Home.