Kye Williams Jr., age 91 of Independence, Kansas died Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph in Wichita, Kansas.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas with Melvin Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Potts Chapel
Visitation hours will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2015 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Potts Chapel.
Kye was born May 13, 1924 in Van Buren, Arkansas to Kye and Maggie (Harris) Williams Sr. He grew up in Van Buren and attended Schools in Van Buren, Arkansas. On December 3, 1942 Kye entered the United States Army and served until his honorable discharge on February 4, 1944.
In 1955 Kye married Rachel Carmichael in Independence, Kansas the couple made their home in Coffeyville, Kansas until moving to Independence, Kansas in 1969. Rachel preceded him in death in 2010. Kye did Masonary work with Charlie Thompson in Independence, Kansas before working on the Railroad. Kye retired from Montgomery County. Kye attended the Pleas Temple Church of God in Christ and the Young's Chapel Church of God in Christ. He was a member of the VFW. Kye loved to work on vehicles, hunt and fish.
Survivors include three daughters Kathleen D. Birch and husband Kenneth) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Carolyn Hutchinson of Independence, Kansas, and Mary Robinson and husband Marcelus of Independence, Kansas; six sons Karl Williams and wife Evonne, Norman Williams, Michael Williams and wife Connie, Danny Williams of wife Anita, Kenneth Williams and wife Ebony all of Independence, Kansas and Kye Williams Jr. III of Wichita, Kansas; one sister Aserlee Colbert and husband Leonard of Coffeyville, Kansas; 23 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and three sisters.