He was born on Aug. 24, 1937, in Cherokee County to William Cleburn Williams and Mary Jewel (Holden) Williams. He attended rural Cherokee County schools during grade school and graduated from Columbus High School in 1955.
He worked at Boeing in Wichita from 1956 to 1961. Throughout most of his adult life, he had farmed and raised livestock.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles when he was younger. He had also enjoyed flying his powerchute. He had attended First Christian Church in Chetopa and Faulkner.
He married Carrie Frances Bodine on Jan. 19, 1957, at Miami, Okla. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Kay Winn and her husband, Scott, and Sandy Kinion, all of Owasso, Okla.; five grandchildren, Kaysi Moore and her husband, Rocky, Kyle Winn, Lexie Kinion, Lucas Kinion and Mackenzie Williams; twin great-granddaughters, Elle and Kate Moore; two sisters, Lorene Burrows of Paola and Ina Mae Carney of Joplin; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and a son, Darryl, who died on Sept. 12, 1993.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakhill Cemetery at Chetopa. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Chetopa.
Memorials are suggested to the Harold Dean “Bus” Williams Scholarship Fund for the agriculture department at Chetopa High School and may be left at the funeral home.