Kenneth Lee Williamson

Funeral services for Kenneth Lee Williamson, 82, Leedey resident, were held July 18 in the Church of Christ at Leedey.

Williamson died at his home July 16, 2014. He was born March 29, 1932, to Cleo and Delma (Kays) Williamson at Hammon.

Williamson attended school at Moorewood through the eighth grade, finishing his high school years at Leedey and graduating with the class of 1950.

On April 25, 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Ila Mae “Shorty” Ferrell at Taloga. Soon after, he served in the Army from November 1952 until his honorable discharge in May 1954.

He earned the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Williamson accepted Christ on Nov. 25, 1962, and was a member of the Leedey Church of Christ.

The couple made their home in the Leedey area, then moved to Oklahoma City for a short while, where he worked as a carpenter.

They then moved back to Leedey and bought the family farm south of Moorewood, where they resided for the rest of their lives.

The family ran a Grade A dairy farm for 25 years, and he was active in AMPI. He farmed and raised cattle until his health failed.

Williamson built the couple’s home and helped with the remodeling of the Church of Christ.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Ila Mae; parents, Cleo and Delma Williamson; and brother, Joe Williamson and his wife, Nadine.

Survivors include his children, Floyd Williamson and his wife, Paula, of Coalgate, Donita Smith and her husband, Monte, of Hammon, and Kenny Williamson and his wife, Dora of Leedey; grandchildren, Michael Williamson and his wife, Nicole, of Yukon, Brandon Williamson and his wife, Questa, of Carter, and Kevin Smith and his wife, Kerri, of Temple, Texas; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Leah, Allie and Brinlee; and a brother-in-law, Odell Ferrell and his wife, Judy, of Butler.

Interment was scheduled in Moorewood Cemetery, Leedey, under the direction of Shaw Funeral Home of Leedey.

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