Lester Williams

October 28, 1942 - January 20, 2022

Lester Williams, 79, of Kountze, died Thursday, January 20, 2022.  He was born on October 28, 1942, in Kountze, to Libby Belle Byrd Williams and Rolly Thomas Williams.

Mr. Williams retired from the Houston Fire Department as a Senior Captain, after over twenty-seven years of service, was a pharmacist at Wal-Mart, and retired from Brookshire Brothers.  He enjoyed canning fruits, being outdoors, and fishing.  Mr. Williams was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Kountze.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and good a Christian man.

Survivors include his wife of over fifty years, Rachel Williams; brother, Chester Williams and his wife, Pam, of Kountze; sisters, Libby Davis of Austin, and Irma Jarratt of Kingwood; close friend, Kimberly Hodges and her husband, Kevin, of Vidor; numerous nieces, nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Matthew Williams; sisters, Rachel Huffman, Evelyn Dominy, Ila Mae Gunter, Joyce Vasterling, and Betty Blanchard; and brothers, John Thomas, and Mark Williams

A gathering of Mr. Williams’ family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 100 West Monroe Street, Kountze, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee, with Reverend Michael Knight officiating.  His interment will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze.  Please observe social distancing guidelines.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

First Baptist Church of Kountze
  • 100, W Monroe St, Kountze, TX, 77625,
  • January 25, 2022
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

First Baptist Church of Kountze
  • 100, W Monroe St, Kountze, TX, 77625,
  • January 25, 2022
  • 11:00 am


Old Hardin Cemetery
  • , , Kountze, TX, 77625,
  • January 25, 2022

Comments (7)

    Mike and Bettye Smith says:

    Rachel, We are so sorry to hear of Lester’s passing. We think of you both often and the friendship we shared. I saw Lester’s name on the list of Houston firefighters we have lost that will be remembered tomorrow at The Annual Firefighter Mass, Sunday October 2, 2022 at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral All firefighters will receive a special blessing from the Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and/or Father Bane along with the blessings of all apparatus’ in attendance and all firefighters who have passed away in the past year will have their name read from the Saint Florian Book Of Remembrance. A bell will toll in remembrance of Lester.

    Smitty and I will be there and will say a special prayer for Lester and you.

    Sending you love and warm hugs.

    Smitty (Mike) and Bettye Smith

    Rodney Strom says:

    Sad to hear. Lester and I went to Uof H pharmacy school together and became good friends

    Mary Jacob says:

    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of a good man.


    Mary Jacob

    Harold Bean says:

    Lester was a gentleman and most importantly a Christian. My prayers are with his family that Gods Grace be with you all during this difficult time.


    Mr. Lester always had time for you no matter how busy he was. I probably got on his nerves asking 900000 questions at the pharmacy. He was always ready to pray for anyone who he came in contact with He was a wonderful man. I will miss him, even after retirement he always would stop me to say hi and talk. He will BE missed..my love and prayers to Rachel and family.

    Cheryl J Bean says:

    I have known him all my life. He went to school with my brother and His parents good friends with my family. He was on Kountze city council and active in the community. Prayers for his family and friends.

    Susan Clay Cole says:

    Beyond sad…..such a super nice guy…..love and prayers for family…..

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