Clarence Lee “Do-Boy” Williams, Sr. was born in Chappell Hill, Texas, July 23, 1930, to the union of Charlie and Edna Williams. He attended the Chappell Hill public schools.
A strong believer in Christ, Clarence was baptized at an early age in Chappell Hill and later united with the Bible Way Baptist Church of Galveston. He and his wife, Elizabeth G. “Snook” Williams, were married July 22, 1950.
After high school, Clarence worked for the Santa Fe Railroad, from which he retired in 1962, and was later employed by the Flagship Hotel. For a while, he operated a small business but spent years actively teaching the Bible and recruiting for Christ. He will be remembered for the times he walked, Bible in hand, to do the Lord’s work.
Preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and two aunts, Clarence Lee Williams, Sr. expired August 17, 2010, at Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston. Surviving relatives are his wife of sixty years, Elizabeth G. Williams; sons - Clarence L. Williams, Jr. (Anita), Farraday Williams (Shirley), and James Kirk Williams (Barbara); grandchildren - Clarence L. Williams III, LaToya Williams, Marquice B. Williams, and Farrah Williams; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Jimmie Lee Harding; a nephew, Joseph Guillory, Jr.; four nieces - Rosalind Guillory, Erika Owens, Vanessa Jordan, and Corliss Allen; a brother-in-law, Calvin Morgan; two sisters-in-law, Lee Anner Marshall and Eva Guillory; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service honoring Clarence’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 21, 2010, in the Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary Chapel with Rev E.R. Johnson officiating, and he will be buried at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bay Area Funeral Parlor of Texas City and to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary of Galveston.