Irvin LaVern Williams, son of the late Irvin and Irene Abernathy Williams, was born in Harold, Arkansas on November 5, 1924, and passed away at his home in Sikeston, Missouri on May 13, 2014, at the age of 89 years, 6 months and 8 days.
He was a lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri, lived in the Malden area for many years and had lived in Sikeston for several years. He was a prominent farmer in the Malden area, a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden where he had served as Superintendent of the Intermediate Dept and preached when needed at the church.
On July 19, 1976, he was married to Anita Parker in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife, Anita Parker Williams of Sikeston, Missouri; two daughters & husband, Beverly & Bill Berry of Holiday, Florida, Gina Williams of Tampa, Florida; two sons and wives, Gary & Judy Williams of Port Richey, Florida, Justin & Emily Williams of Sikeston; five grandchildren, Luke Williams, Marla Rainey, Kim Mannion, Ken Williams and Steve Berry; four great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; one sister, Imogene Russell of Creve Coeur, Missouri. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Billy Berry and two sisters, Virginia and Dorothy Thomason.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, after 1:00 P.M. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma, Missouri.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 3:30 P.M. at the Memorial Park Cemtery in Malden with Pastor David Ross of Sikeston, Missouri officiating.
Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 1101 N Main St., Sikeston, MO 63801