A celebration of the life of Jimmy (Jim) Brion Williams Sr. will be held on January 28, 2023 at the Old Hickory Baptist Church in Hattieville, Arkansas. Worship services will begin at his 12:30 p.m., chaired by Bob Sullivan. After the service, enjoy a meal with your family, deepen fellowship, and share wonderful memories. If you have a photo of the gym, feel free to bring it.
Jim, 79, from Sulfur Springs, Texas, passed away on December 29, 2022. He was born on his October 8, 1943, in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late JB and Gladys Williams. He married Darlene Wiley on May 10, 1969 in McRae, Arkansas, spent 53 years together, and had three children.
Jim served in the United States Army as a combat engineer for three years. In May 1969, after his father passed away, he was forced out of the military to help out on the family farm. He began his 50-year career in the trucking industry in 1970 and was known as Woolly Booger.
He is survived by his soulmate, Darlene. Daughter, Lynn Russell (Mark). Daughter Jennifer Williams. son Jimbo Williams (Mary Ann); granddaughter Erica Lynn Kaplinger (Dustin); Granddaughter, Morgan Alexis Kramer (Freeman). Grandson, Tyler Nicholas Williams. granddaughter, Carrie Elizabeth Bigler (Tom); Granddaughter Tatum Alexis Williams. Great-grandchildren Aiden Quinn Sandoval and Easton Joe Kramer, Isaiah Allen Bigler and great-grandchildren Analiga Noella Bigler. His two brothers Lawrence Franklin (Taffy) Williams and Benny Jo Williams (Annette). He is also survived by his brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Jim will be missed by the many trucker friends/family he made along the way.
Jim loved his wife, Darlene, and the whole family traveled and built race tracks with Lynn, Jenny, and Jimbo. He spent years getting his daughter and son to run mud races. Because it was his favorite pastime and a family matter for the Williams. He loved to tell trucking stories to anyone who would listen. When his children were little, he loved Saturday breakfast and cartoons. He was very proud to be a grandpa (WeWe/RaRa). This included chasing cows around the neighborhood, stopping by the store after school to buy popcorn for his chicken, changing tires, making frequent trips to McDonald’s, and shopping. .
Play a toy, go to a ball game, or just watch cartoons or scary movies. He was always ready to do what they needed or wanted.
Jim’s parents, JB and Gladys, died before him. In-laws, Ebern (EH) Wiley Sr. and his Evelyn (Dean) Wiley. Granddaughter, Wiley Nicole Russell. his sister-in-law Phyllis Lynn Williams; Uncles Amos Lincoln Williams, William Paul Williams, Charles Vernon Williams. and his aunt Wanda Lee Williams.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to UT Southwestern’s dementia research. UT Southwestern’s specialized faculty, trainees, and medical professionals are uniquely poised to transform the way diseases and disorders that affect the brain are diagnosed, treated, and ultimately cured. Donations to the O’Donnell Brain Institute will sustain:
Integrate brain research and clinical activities to bring scientific advances to clinical practice faster
・Healing space for patients and their families
Recruiting and retaining the best and brightest clinicians and academics
・Education of the next generation of leading doctors, scientists and medical professionals
To support dementia research in honor of Jimmy B. “Jim” Williams Sr., UT Southwestern Medical Center, PO Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 or online at engage.utsouthwestern.edu Please send a memorial donation to
Published by Peters Funeral Home – Greenville on January 5, 2023.