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Jesse Duwayne Williams September 4, 1942 - November 16, 2022

Date of Funeral

November 22, 2022

Viewing: 10-10:45 AM, Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, at Buchanan's.
Funeral Service: 11 AM, Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, at Buchanan's.

Jesse Duwayne Williams was born September 4, 1942 in Enid, Oklahoma to Cloyd E. Williams, and finally won the battle to go home to be with our loving Lord following a brief illness on November 16, 2022. He was preceded in death by both parents, as well as two younger brothers, Ron Williams and Paul Williams. He is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Glenna Williams, and their sons, Loy Williams and his wife Lisa, grandchildren, Braden Thompson, Allie Williams, Bryce Thompson (wife, Hailey), a great granddaughter, Sage Thompson, Abi Williams, and Kade King. Son, Wes Lee, and his wife Tiffany; and grandchildren, Talir Bennett, Annabella Williams, Addison Bennett; one sister Claudia Howerton (husband, Ronnie Howerton) and sister-in-law, Carolyn Williams as well as many nieces and nephews.
Following his service in the US Navy during the Vietnam war, Duwayne returned home and began his civilian life with his wife, living in Guymon, Enid, Kingfisher, Cherokee, Blackwell and finally Oklahoma City. He worked in the oil field, was a butcher for United Supermarket, worked a year rebuilding St. Croix after Hurricane Hugo. He was ordained to the gospel ministry June 24, 2001, and did supply preaching in several churches in the Enid and southern Kansas area, and was involved in prison ministry at Crabtree Correctional Center, Helena, Oklahoma, before accepting the pastorate at Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Enid. They moved to Oklahoma City in 2004 and he was employed by Mustang Public Schools as a carpenter and maintenance worker where he was employed until March 31, 2022, having to retire due to health reasons.
Duwayne was a craftsman and enjoyed woodworking, reading, and collecting eagles; He loved his country and proudly displayed his many flags and collected eagles. He was perhaps most proud to display the Christian flag that opened the door to share the gospel with many who were not aware of the Christian flag. He loved the Lord, sharing the gospel, adored his grandkids and loved traveling with his wife as her work involved travel; going to Alaska, The Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, The Dakotas, and of course many trips to Branson.
He was best known for his dry sense of humor which kept others wondering if he was serious, but usually left everyone laughing. He was so proud of his two sons and spending time with them was always a blessing. He felt so blessed to be a part of their loving church, Maranatha Baptist Church, Bethany, Oklahoma, stating on the way home from church nearly every service, it felt like he was in a revival service again.
He loved both country and southern gospel music and Elvis hits and often sounded a lot like Elvis when he’d sing. But now he is singing praises to our Lord, with the angels and loved ones who have met him there. And though we will miss him here, we rejoice with him this day. “Well done thou good and faithful servant!”

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Buchanan Funeral Service, 8712 N Council Rd, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132. Viewing will take place just before the service at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.


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    Reba & Gerald Bratcher says

    We are heartbroken to learn of Duwayne’s death. We’ve both lost spouses and understand the loss you feel. It is our prayer that God will hold you close and minister to you in your time of grief. With Heartfelt Sympathy

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