Julia Carter Williams was born Jan. 3, 1917, to Lester and Edie (Foreman) Carter in Jack County. She passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Wichita Falls. She was 96 years old.
Julia married Thomas Davis “T.D.” Williams Aug. 9, 1936. She was an active member of the Jack County community including being a member of the First Methodist Church in Jacksboro and the Jack County Home Demonstration Club in Barton Chapel. Julia was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Chapter in Jacksboro and held an honorary Chapter and State FFA Degree in Texas.
She was an adult 4-H leader and a founding member of the Jack County Posse Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Rebecca Jane Fisher Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, as well as serving as their Chapter Historian and Chaplain. First National Bank bestowed on her the American Cancer Society Award of Courage. Not only was Julia active in the community, but perhaps most of all, she was a homemaker to her family and a rancher with her husband T.D.
In 1989 they were awarded the Agriculture Family of Jack County presented by the Jack County Farm Bureau.
Julia is preceded in death by her husband T. D., her sisters Mary Turner and Ruth Peek, her brother John D. Carter, her son John R. Williams, and her granddaughter Emily Kristine Williams.
Among the many left to cherish her memory include her sons, Tommy Williams and wife Charlotte of Lubbock, and Ed Williams and wife Alice of Wheaton, Ill.; daughter Mary Ann Shawver of Wichita Falls, and daughter-in-law Paula Williams of Jacksboro; eight grandchildren, David and Janna Williams of Paducah, Duane and Wendy Williams of Lubbock, Amy and Dan Clark of Baltimore, Md., Shelley and Joe McKee of Postenkill, N.Y., Amanda and Marty Peterson of Youngsville, N.C., Mollie and Richard Harrod of Hyde Park, Ill., Paula Guidry of Rowlett, and Mallory Williams and fiancé Ross Tolleson of College Station; 10 great-grandchildren; and many other extended family members and friends.
If so desired, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 406 North Main Street, Jacksboro, Texas 76458; Gladys Johnson Ritchie Public Library, 626 West College, Jacksboro, Texas 76458; Jack County Museum, PO Box 861, Jacksboro, Texas; or Methodist Children's Home, 1111 Herring Ave. Waco, Texas 76708.
Services were held Thursday, Oct. 24, at First United Methodist Church with burial following in Barton Chapel Cemetery. Please visit www.cokerfuneral.com for online tributes.