Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Frank Williams Jr.

Born: 1/21/1916

Died: 6/13/2005

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Frank Williams Jr., 89, passed away June 13, 2005, at his home in Peoria, Arizona. He was born January 21, 1916, in Centrahoma to Frank Williams and Ella Tindal. He had two brothers and four sisters.

Frank married Udell Scott of Coalgate on February 1, 1938. He was 21 and she was 16. They were married 57 years until her death in 1996. Frank and Udell had eight children - four boys and four girls, 22 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Frank took his young family from Oklahoma to California where he was a welder in the shipyards. From there they moved to Arizona where he lived the remaining years of his long life. Frank was also a master mechanic. He could build and repair anything! He serviced his own truck, irrigated and mowed an acre of grass until he became ill this year. Our dad was a kind and loving family man. He taught his children the importance of work. He loved to tell stories of his life and experiences. He also loved telling tall tales to his large family. Most of all he loved the reaction he got when people realized that he had been pulling their leg. Frank was very proud of his Choctaw heritage. He was proud to have served his country in World War II. He was an Army PFC in Custer Company, serving overseas in Italy.

Our dad left us many great gifts, the best was that we could call him friend. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Frank Williams Jr.