Billy Joe Williams, 79, of Payson, died April 21, 2003. He was born June 19, 1923 in Greenville, Texas.
Mr. Williams was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy.
He is survived by his son, Billy Joe Williams Jr. of Payson; brothers, Lonnie and Bobbie of Dallas, and Gerald of Gun Barrel City, Texas; grandchildren, Sonya Zapata, Lenny Williams and Jerry Perez; and sister, Bonnie Fuller of Dallas.
He was preceded in death by daughters, Billie Elaine Hembree and Deena Williams; and sister, JoAnn Hall.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix, with interment following.
Arrangements are being handled by the Messinger Payson Funeral Home.