Glenn Graydon Williams, age 93, of Lamar, Missouri passed away at his home, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

     Glenn was born January 20, 1925 in Medoc, Missouri to Thomas and Saleta (Morrison) Williams. He graduated Carl Junction High School in1943 and served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Midway. On July 11, 1945, he married Margaret Lavon Tucker and together they raised two children. He furthered his education at Kansas State Teachers College, and taught school in Alba, and Liberal before becoming Principal in Conway, Missouri. He then went on to be the Superintendent of Bronaugh for four years and Superintendent of Jasper for four years. In 1968 he and the family moved to Lamar, where he served as the School Superintendent until his retirement in1985.

     Glenn served as the “self-appointed” mayor of Medoc, attended First Baptist Church, Lamar, taught Sunday school, enjoyed golf, baseball, and coaching. He was a huge fan of St. Louis Cardinal Baseball, always looked forward to the Big 8 Basketball Tournament and was a devoted fan of Lamar athletic teams.

     Glenn leaves behind a son Rick (Denise) Williams, Lamar, Missouri; a daughter Susan (Pat) Anderson, Webb City, Missouri; six grandchildren, Dr. Jeffrey (Dr. Rose) Anderson, Jennifer (John) Koehler, Jessica (Joel) Koehler, Dr. Holly (Dr. Rev. Brian) Ford, Dr. Joni (Matt) Splett, and Kelly Williams; and 14 great-grandchildren.

   Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Margaret in 2009, a brother, Thomas Williams and a sister, Dorothy Troyer.

     Funeral service will be 10:00 am Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Nashville Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.

     Contributions are suggested L.I.F.E in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#7 Antioch, IllinoisPatty Denny Bletsch 2018-03-13 23:57
I'm sure you don't remember me, but when I was a cheerleader at Liberal Susan you were our little mascot. Your father was our superintendent at Liberal and was probably the most fair, caring respected man I've ever known. When he came to Lamar we lived there and he was superintendent to my children. Over the years I've been in touch with him on a few occasions and he always remembered me and had some little "gottcha" for me. Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss. I know you'll miss him. All I can say is Heaven is a little more blessed by his presence.
#6 RE: Glenn WilliamsThe Thrashers 2018-03-09 20:22
The First Baptist Church Fisherman Class has taken a hit this past week with the passing of three of their class members. Each one was greeted by other class members who went before them to meet their Saviour. All three men were educators and our community was made better for their service and dedication to their calling. Mr. Williams, you were a kind and gracious man. My father enjoyed being in Sunday School class with you. To Rick, Denise, Holly, Joni, Kelly and families, we extend our deepest sympathy at the loss of your father and grandfather. He left a legacy of love and will be missed by all who knew him. Blessings of peace and comfort be upon all your family,
David, Barb & Tai
#5 LamarHarvey & Lorraine 2018-03-09 18:42
What a celebration there must be in heaven with Glenn's arrival! He was such a good person and great golfer to boot! All of his golfing buddies along with sweet Marge and so many others are rejoicing because he's now in the presence of Jesus! May the family take comfort in knowing we'll all see them again some day! Blessings to all.
#4 Bradenton, FloridaFrances Phillips 2018-03-09 01:31
Glenn Williams was a personal and professional friend of many years. He always encouraged others to do their very best.Glenn was known throughout the state as an outstanding school superintendent. Many professional organizations benefited from his leadership. Even after retirement he continued to support and encourage other professionals. I count it a privilege to have been one of them.

Congratulations my friend on a life well lived. May the Williams family find comfort in knowing, others care.

Frances Phillips, Bradenton, Florida
formerly, Dexter, Mo.
#3 LamarRon & Melanie Bruffe 2018-03-08 20:06
Just want you to know we're thinking of all of you. Glenn was a fine man and led a wonderful life.
#2 LamarKent Harris 2018-03-08 18:44
I knew Glenn in several capacities as the Dad of one of my basketball teammates, school superintendent both to me when I was a student and also asa teacher/coach for a few years in Lamar. I always found him to be a good and decent man. He always tried his best in helping students or teachers and still had the very difficult responsibility of keeping a school system afloat with all the challenges that come with that level of responsibility.
He was quick to greet me when our paths crossed and simply catch up some with everything. I respected that as I knew he had a lot to do.
I know his contributions to the Lamar Community will go for very long time but certainly having Rick and his family here helps to keep those great qualities his dad possessed living, demonstrated, and shared with future generations.
God Bless all the Williams family at their loss. I know he is truly home now and that is what I am most thankful for.
#1 LamarJan VanGilder 2018-03-08 17:30
Mr. Williams was my high school principal, my superintendent (he hired me for my first teaching position). He was a mentor and friend. I will always and internally be grateful for the confidence he had in me. RIP Dear Glenn Williams. . . You have joined your life partner (Marge) and are joining your friend, John DeBolt! Heaven has received a special angel! Until we meet again!

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