Jesse Buckner “Buck” Williams

March 23, 1942 - June 23, 2023

Jesse Buckner “Buck” Williams, 81, died Friday, June 23, 2023. He was born March 23, 1942 in Electra Texas, the eldest son of Lila Freeman and Dr. Preston Williams. The family moved to Beaumont when Jess was 10 years old when his father accepted a position with Lamar University.

Jesse attended school in Beaumont graduating from Beaumont High School in 1960. He completed his undergraduate degree at Lamar University before enlisting in the United States Air Force serving in Vietnam. Upon discharge, Jesse obtained his law degree from the University of Texas. For 20 years he was an assistant district attorney in the Jefferson County Family Law division followed by private practice for several years.

Jesse was an avid soccer player and a passionate believer in physical fitness. He had a smile that would melt your heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Scott and his wife, Rebecca, and Brad Williams.

Survivors include his wife and schoolmate, Nancy Singleton Williams, nephew Robert Williams and wife, Stacy, his step grandchildren Blair, Blake, and his fiance’, Richelle, and Bree Pruitt whom he loved as his own. He had many soccer friends as well as friends in the legal community.

Jesse rarely revealed his soft side, but he had a heart for innocent children and animals, and he professed his love for Jesus. His favorite Bible verse was John 3:16.

Memorial contributions may be made to his favorite charity, Paralyzed Veterans of America, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758593, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8593.

Cremation arrangements for Mr. Williams were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.


Broussard’s Crematorium
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Comments (8)

    Ray Faircloth says:

    Dear Nancy I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We so appreciated your caring attention to our sister during her illness and eventual demise. May you be comforted in the coming days and weeks as the loss of Jess is fully endured.

    Robert O (R. O.) Williams Jr says:

    Dearest Nancy,
    I was greatly saddened to read of your loss of Jesse in Broussard’s obits…..having lost Patsy 7 years ago, I can truly emphasize with you as regardless of age or condition of health, we are never ready to say BYE to those we love….please continue to know that God walks with you each day, hand in hand, as we tread these very sad times in our lives. My prayers and blessings are sent your way as you tread this new walk in life…
    Sending a hug,
    R. O. Williams,Jr.
    Austin, Texas

    Jan Guercio says:

    So sorry for your loss, Nancy. Thinking of you, praying for you and Jess.

    Carolyn Brown Bair says:

    Nancy I am so sorry fot your loss. My prayers ate with you and thr family.

    Will Singleton says:

    Prayers to Nancy and family during this difficult time.

    Kathy Hayrd says:

    I worked for Jess at the District Attorney’s Office. He was an easy person work for. Sorry to hear of his passing.

    Karen Cauthen says:

    Sorry to hear about Jesse’s passing. He was a great man and I loved visiting with him anytime he was at the Jefferson County courthouse. Praying for all of his family and friends left behind.

    Anita Johnson says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful man and so kind to others. Lot’s of prayers for you and your family ????❤️????

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