Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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James Kenneth “Kenny” Williams

Born: 3/2/1930

Died: 10/24/2008

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

James Kenneth Williams, 78, passed away on October 24, 2008, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born March 2, 1930, in Poteau to Reginald and Ann Willimas.

Kenny graduated from Goodland Indian School in Hugo, Eastern State College and Central State College. He retired after 25 years with the U.S. Postal Service and spent many years as a welder. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He served his country with pride in the U.S. Air Force from which he retired. He greatly enjoyed participating in the Veterans Day ceremonies held at Tushka Homma each year.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Vivian; daughter, Kennetha, and brother, Harrell Williams.

Survivors include his daughter, Regina Georgette Black and her husband, Dr. Tony Black, of Tecumseh; granddaughters, Shelley and Whitney; sisters, Virginia Johnson of Poteau, and Ramona and her husband, Dr. Bill McCready, of Joplin, Missouri; brothers, Robert F. Williams of Hugo, David B. Williams of Pocola, Reggie Williams and wife Barbara of Idabel, and Neal Williams and wife Joan of Gilmer, Texas; one great-granddaughter; special friend, Billie Klug of Grand Prairie, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews, and many other relatives, loved ones and friends.