Cecil Ray Williams, 75, of Call and a former longtime resident of Bridge City, died Monday, Jan. 20.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, with Father Steven Leger officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery in Anacoco, La. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, with a rosary at 6:00 p.m.

Born in Leesville, La, on Feb. 3, 1938, Cecil was the son of Jesse Wilkerson and Mary Jane (Marcus) Williams. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, where he served as a member of the choir. Cecil loved music and instilled that same love of music in his children. He owned Cecil’s Grocery in Bridge City for many years, and started Cecil’s Garage Door Service after closing the grocery store.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sister; and infant son, John Robert.

Cecil is survived by his sons and their spouses, Mark and Judi Williams of Sugar Land, Bradley and Connie Williams of College Station, Michael and Ting Williams of Austin, Matthew Williams of Call; daughters, Jennifer Williams of Wylie, Angela Williams and spouse, Amy DeLay of Round Rock. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tyler Williams, Justin Williams, Ryan Williams, Garrett Williams, Lauren Williams, Cassidy Williams, Tori Williams, Noelle Williams, and Jaden Williams; and sister, Ruby Luce and husband Thomas of Buda, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Justin Williams, Tyler Williams, Mark Williams, Bradley Williams, Michael Williams, and Matthew Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Gurney, Dow Gene Anderson, Max Pelham, and Kirk Roccaforte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, 2780 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX 77703.