Roy D. Williamson

Birth Date - September 24, 1921
Death Date - July 24, 2008

Roy D. Williamson, of Caldwell, Kansas, retired farmer, died Thursday, July 24, 2008 at the St. Francis Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 86.

Roy was born the son of Ralph Williamson and Ursie (Wirtz) Williamson on Saturday, September 24, 1921 in Renfrow, Oklahoma.

On September 23, 1951, Roy and Helen Pryor were united in marriage in Wellington, Kansas. Together they celebrated over 56 years of marriage.

Roy was a member of the United States Army from 1942-1946. He served as a medic driver in the army during World War II and was stationed in Germany, France, and England. Upon his discharge, Roy returned to his family’s farm in Renfrow, Oklahoma where he farmed and was an auto-mechanic until his retirement in 1985 when he moved to Caldwell, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Vernie and Dale Williamson; sisters, Mary Ann Hobbs and Earnestine Maruska; daughter Connie Smith; and granddaughter Lindsay Johnston.

Survivors include his wife, Helen of Caldwell, Kansas; daughter, Karen Denslow and her husband Clyde of Burrton, Kansas; son, David Williamson and his wife Janice of Ponca City, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Brandy Wyckoff, Justin Johnston, Amy Smith, Allen Hood, and Matthew Combest; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Williamson and Lester (Barney) Williamson; and two sisters, Ruby Post and Velma Paige.

He will also be deeply missed by many other family members and friends and by his loving little dog, Cricket.

Funeral services for Roy were held on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 10:00a.m. in the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell, Kansas. Mr. Clyde Denslow officiated. Flutist was Karen Denslow and pianist, Brandy Wyckoff.

Interment will follow at the Caldwell City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a loving memorial be given to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center.

Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main was in charge of arrangements.