Anthony Earl Williams, 40, of San Antonio fulfilled his journey of life on February 4, 2023.
On December 11, 1982, Anthony was born in Abilene, Texas to Rodney and Angela Williams. "Billy Bob" as he was nicknamed by some relatives during his early childhood would soon leave Abilene as the military family lifestyle would take him overseas. "Big A" as he was affectionately called by his close friends attended Vilseck High School located in Vilseck, Germany where he would graduate in 2001.
While part of a military family, Anthony took advantage of the opportunity to see and experience various parts of the world. He attended middle and high school in two separate regions in Germany while experiencing the German culture. During his time on Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany, while in high school Anthony held employment stints at both the Department of Public Works, and the United States Postal Service. He returned early from Germany with his family in November 2001 to lay his grandfather to rest in Abilene, Texas and decided to stay in Abilene to help out his grandmother. Anthony would later earn his Commercial Driver's License, but his driving time was unfortunately cut short as he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). After his diagnosis, he relocated to San Antonio with his parents, and became an active member of the Seniors 2000 Adult Health and Activity Center where he routinely counseled members. MS did not stop Anthony from being the likable person he had always been previously. He made an impression on everyone he met including all his long-time doctors and medical specialists. He was never short on providing the greeting of the day, or asking someone "What do you think about them Cowboys?"
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert and Alberta Lattimore, and Earl Williams.
Anthony is survived by his parents; his sister, Ashley Williams of Dallas; his grandmother, Wynell Williams of Abilene; Aunts and Uncles, Stella Ann Hunter (Chuck) of Fate, TX, Herbert Lattimore (Ede) of Hurricane, WV, Betty Jones (James) of Abilene, Joseph Lattimore of Abilene, Steve Lattimore of Abilene, Michael Williams (Nelda) of Abilene, Janell Williams of Abilene, and several other loving relatives and close friends.
Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South, with Dr. Kelvin J. Kelley officiating. Visitation Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the Chapel. Burial will be at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 7457 W Lake Rd. at 2 p.m.