David M. Williams, 87 and long time resident of El Paso, Texas, passed away May 7, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Monahans, Texas.
David was born Aug 31, 1930 in Mexico City, the third son of Piers M. and Kathleen M. Williams. David was educated at the Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, Texas and attended the University of Florida. He married the love of his life, Maxine E. Keister, on March 7, 1952 at Christ Church in Waterloo, Iowa. David honorably served 20 years in the United States Air Force with the Office of Special Investigations. After retirement from the Air Force in 1971, he was employed by El Paso National Bank as the Executive Officer in charge of the International Banking Department. He continued to work as an International Banker until his retirement in 1993.
David was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. David was an avid golfer, loved fishing, his pets and his Maria’s cookies.
David was preceded in death by his parents Piers M. and Kathleen M. Williams, his brother, Piers Lakeside Williams and his niece Kathleen J. Williams. David is survived by his wife of 66 years, Maxine E. Williams, son P. Michael Williams and wife Cindy of El Paso, Texas; daughter Christie W. Bassett and son-in-law Victor of Monahans, Texas; daughter Patricia E. Reed and son-in-law William (Bill) of El Paso, Texas; daughter Susan Zimmerman and son-in-law Shawn of Denver, CO; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be May 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM, Ft Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX.
The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project.
A special thank you to Ward Memorial Hospital Swing Bed Program, Monahans, TX; Home Hospice Nursing, Odessa, TX; Visiting Angels Living Assistance Service, Midland, TX and Harkey Funeral Home, Monahans, TX.
My Dear Don David, God knows how much I admire you, I thank God for the opportunity to be your client at the Banks you worked, you help me to build my business and for that and your friendship always grateful to you and always will remember the courteous way you always treat me, I really regret that I lost contact with you and Joe Rios to continue our monthly lunch meetings and now Joe is gone and now, trying to make contact with you I found your Obituary, it is a sad day for me, God may have you at a special place, you always be on my mind, you were the most decent person I ever met and you make a true, lasting positive difference thru all my life.
Descanse en Paz mi buen amigo de 48 años.
Luis F NavarroEl Paso, TX