Funeral services for John A. Williams, 85, of Enid, will be Monday, August 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Don Williams and Dr. Greg Hook officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
John was born on June 17, 1928 in Chickasha, Oklahoma and died on August 23, 2013 in Enid.
He grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Guthrie High School. John enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1949 and served in two tours of the Korean War and three tours in the Vietnam War. On March 14, 1952, he married Marumi Higashida in Fukuoka, Japan. They lived in Washington D.C., Alaska, North Carolina and Texas during his service time. John was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in October 1967. Following his retirement from the Air Force, they made their home in Denver. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1973. John was the fleet manager for the United States Postal Service in Denver. In 1986 he was appointed to the USPS vehicle service advisory council as a representative for the Central Region of the U.S. They moved to Enid in 2002.
John was a 32nd Mason and received his 50 year pin. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.
He is survived by his wife, Marumi of the home; one brother and his wife, Duane and Barbara Willaims, Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Anita Allison, and Mary Cue, both of Enid, and Gail Temple of Palm Springs, CA; a sister in law JoBeth Williams of Oklahoma City; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to OMRF-Heart division.