Dr. Jack Ellis Williamson, 81, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014. Jack was born on a farm on the banks of the Washita River, north of Hammon, Oklahoma on November 21, 1933 to Bollard Edmund Williamson and Magna Merle Boswell Williamson. He was carried out of the floodwaters of the Hammon Flood of 1934. His parents farmed the land except for three years during World War II when the family lived in Long Beach, California.
After returning to Hammon, he graduated from Hammon High School in 1952 and entered study at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. He married Shirley Lou Phillips in 1955. Finishing his bachelor’s degree, he entered the veterinary school there. Stephen Eric was born in 1958, the family moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma where Anne Celeste was born in 1960. He practiced large and small veterinary medicine and surgery there until he entered federal service as a USDA Veterinarian. His initial post was in Greenville, Mississippi. In 1967, he transferred to service at the Dardanelle, Arkansas poultry inspection unit and moved his family to Russellville, Arkansas. He stayed at this post until his retirement in 1994.
Shirley passed away in 2000 and he spent many of his remaining years in the company of Gail Russ of Maumelle, Arkansas, our longtime friend of the family.
He was a gentlemen, stylish, frugal and an omnivorous reader. Due to his rehabilitation training after suffering polio as a sixteen year old, he continued physical training up to the end. He was a Methodist. He will be missed by all of us.
Survivors include brothers, Maurice Williamson of Kinderhook, Illinois and Donald Williamson of Hammon, Oklahoma; children, Stephen Eric Williamson, M.D. of Waynesville, Missouri and Anne Celeste Ingle and husband Donald Ingle, M.D. of Arlington, Texas and grandchildren, Elizabeth Ingle, Samuel Williamson and Zachary Ingle.
Services were under the direction of Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas.
The Cheyenne Star, January 15, 2015
Source: Obituaries