Lawrence (Bubba) Williams, 73, of Pecos, Texas, passed away March 12, 2023 at his son’s residence in Waxahachie, Texas after fighting a long illness.
He was born in Pecos, Texas, on April 2, 1949, son of the late Frank and Lillian Williams. He is survived by his wife, Laverne Williams, daughter, Lori Mathis (Claude) and son Lawrence Jr (Karla). He is also survived by one uncle Curtis Johnson, three siblings, Frank, Janice, Kenneth (Wilma) Williams and sister in law, Jewel Gransberry (Governor), five grandchildren: Champ, Caimon, and Crimson Mathis and Jailene and Jacinda Williams, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bubba graduated from Pecos High School in 1967, received his bachelor's in 1971, and master’s degree in 1978, both from Sul Ross State University. Pecos has held a special place in his heart. Bubba returned to his hometown to teach and coach where he remained throughout his successful career of 33 years at PBTISD. He taught Health/PE and coached football and baseball eventually becoming the Athletic Director. After his retirement as a coach and educator, Bubba went on to serve as a school board member for several years at PBTISD. He was a devoted Christian and a deacon at St. James Baptist Church.
Everyone is invited to celebrate a memorial service to be held on Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 PM at the Pecos Funeral Home, 607 W 3rd ST. Pecos, Texas 79772. In lieu of flowers, if you find it in your heart, please make a donation to the Pecos Athletic Booster Club.
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