David Bell Williams, 82, of Pocola, OK passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina, OK where he was a resident. David was born on December 2, 1932 in Poteau, OK to Reginald Bell & Nancy Ann (Willis) Williams. David graduated from Goodland Indian School, Hugo, OK in 1952. After high school he served in the Navy for 3 years and was a Korean War Veteran. He was proud of his military service and proud to be a Choctaw Veteran. After the Navy, David was an auto body repair and painter for 45 years – owning & operating Williams Body Shop in Pocola. He was married to Sue Shadwick on August 29, 1975. David was a member of the Goodland Presbyterian Church in Hugo. David was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Kenneth, Harrell Leo & Robert Frank Williams; son, Joe Cantrell & grandson Joey Cantrell.
Survivors include his wife, Sue, daughter Belinda & husband Jacky Connelly; son, Jackie Cantrell & wife Nelly all of Pocola, OK; daughters, Holly Thompson of Ruidoso, NM and Piper Darnell of Phoenix, AZ; sisters, Virginia Johnson of Poteau, Ramona & husband Dr. William McCready of Seneca MO, Brothers, Neal Williams of Gilmer, TX and Reggie Williams & wife Barbara of Idabel, OK; granddaughters, Brandi & husband Matt Hendricks, Jacee & husband Caleb Banning; Christine, Stephanie & Jordan Darnell grandsons, Rex Thompson, David Thompson & Darrien Thomas; great grandchildren, Tatum Belle, Cadence, Christian; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, February 19, 2015 graveside at Willis Cemetery, Poteau, OK with Revs. Tim Trent & Jim Cook, as well as Dr. William McCready officiating. Interment will follow. Pallbearers will be Rich McCready, Reggie Williams, Neal Williams, Ken Braden, Bill McCready, Jackie Cantrell, Jacky Connelly.