Obituary for Eric Dewayne Williams
On November 19, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Robert “Wimpy” and Marsie Lee “Leaky” Williams welcomed into this world a beautiful baby boy and named him Eric Dewayne Williams. On the morning of January 29, 2020, the Lord released Eric of all his earthly pain and called him home to rest in eternal peace.
Eric was introduced to Christ at a young age. As a child, Eric attended and was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church of South Haven. Eric is a product of both Tulsa and Oklahoma City Public Schools. He graduated from Tulsa’s Raymond S. McClain High School in 1981. While in school, Eric was well known for his athletic prowess. He was a star football player for Oklahoma City’s Millwood High School and Tulsa’s McClain High School, as well as wrestled for Tulsa’s Daniel Webster.
Prior to becoming ill, Eric worked in various managerial roles for the Athlete’s Foot Corporation. His leadership with the company afforded him the opportunity to work in various states and bless family and friends with employment opportunities. Eric was an avid traveler and sports fan. His love of the Dallas Cowboys was incomparable.
Eric was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Thelma Williams; maternal grandparents, Thomas Simpson and Florence Myrtle French; his father, Robert A. Williams; his godmother, Erma Jean Johnson; brothers, Royce Williams and Carlos Birmingham, sisters Doretha and Pamela Starks.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children who he loved dearly; his mother, Marsie “Leaky” Simpson and second mother, Patricia Profit of Tulsa, OK; brothers, Irving Dewayne Profit, Sheldon “Sam” Birmingham, Cory Scott of Tulsa, OK and Marcus Profit of Oklahoma City, OK; sisters, Angela Clemons of Winfield, KS; Ruama Camp-Gray (Stanley) of Houston, TX; Julia Profit, LaDonnis Williams-Thomas and Marcia Williams (Ken) of Tulsa, OK; Sheldra Williams-Henderson of Charlotte, NC and Lea Birmingham of Farmers Branch, TX and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services for Mr. Eric D. Williams 57 of Tulsa, Oklahoma will be Saturday 10:00AM February 8, 2020 Going Hard For Christ 205 South Sheridan Road Tulsa, Oklahoma 74112.
Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery Tulsa, Oklahoma. Visitation will be Friday 6:00PM til 8:00PM at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home 2103 East 3rd Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104.
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