Gregory Denman Williams

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August 2, 1949 ~ November 28, 2020

Born in: Burnet, Texas
Resided in: Waller, Texas

Gregory Denman Williams, 71, of Waller, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 in Houston, Texas. A service will be held at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers on Saturday, December 5, at 10:00 AM. As a precautionary measure, during services masks are required to be worn by all family and friends in attendance. We will also be making accommodations for social distancing.

Greg was born on the 2nd of August in 1949 in Burnet, Texas to Merkle Quinby Williams, Sr. and Mary Louise Denman Williams as the youngest of three boys. He was a very curious kid right from the start. He had a love for the outdoors, playing football and baseball, being involved in FFA, and fooling around with his brothers Quinby and Robert.

In 1968, Greg graduated from Copperas Cove High School. Soon after, he and his eldest brother opened a service station in Huntsville, Texas. It was there that he was dared to ask the beautiful girl who walked by the service station each day for a date. That beautiful girl was Denese Robertson. It wasn’t long after she said “yes” to the date that they both said, “I do.” The happy couple were united in marriage on January 23, 1971. They welcomed their first and only child, Stephanie Ann Williams, into the world in Huntsville, Texas on March 14, 1974.

In Huntsville, Greg also worked as a mounted prison guard for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He ended up following in his father’s footsteps and began a long career in the car business. He had a stint in sales, but ultimately found his passion in the service side of the car industry. He was able to excel because of his love for helping others, which was apparent in everything he did. He truly loved people, and they loved him back!

Greg shared a love of leather workmanship with his daddy and his eldest brother Quinby. He had a natural talent for saddlery and leatherworking and was always eager to share his passion with others. This love led to him opening the Lazy “W” Saddle Shop in Waller, Texas.

Greg knew he was a blessed man and was so proud of the family God gave him.

Greg is preceded in death by his parents, Merkle and Mary Louise, his oldest brother Quinby, and his loving in-laws, Charles Emmit and Leah Katherine Robertson.

He is survived by his bride of almost 50 years, Denese Arlene Williams; his loving daughter, Stephanie Summers and her husband Edward John Summers of Fieldstore, Texas; his granddaughters Caitlin, Mackenzie, Lauren and fiancé Chance Herrera, Grace, Jolie, and Emma; his great-grandson Waylon Herrera; his older brother Robert; and many other family members and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, there has been a fund set up for the family to help his bride of nearly 50 years with funeral expenses and on-going medical bills. For more information on how to donate, please visit the following link:


Funeral Service: December 5, 2020 10:00 am

Room: Bluebonnet Community Room

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


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  1. I had the good fortune to work with Greg and we quickly became friends. He was a gentleman and one of the finest men I’ve ever known. He had a great sense of humor. I will miss him so much.

  2. Greg was like my brother from a different mother, we worked , trail road together and he will be missed greatly!!

  3. Greg came to our wedding in Oct 2018 and never meeting me before, treated me like his own!
    I am married to Sam Rea, Janell Ruth Rea’s grandson.
    I will miss him checking on us frequently thru FB and sharing some Jesus often.
    He was a Great man and will be Greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
    Our prayers are with his Precious Family and friends during this difficult time.
    Standing in Prayer,
    Angela & Sam Rea
    Troy, Tx

  4. My heart was so sad when I heard the news of Greg’s passing. I had been praying he would overcome his illness and we would again see him in church on Sunday. Our friendship went back many years when we both worked for the Lawrence Marshall Dealership’s, then at WBC and PIBC churches! I will miss his greeting on Sunday mornings. RIP dear friend! Prayers for Denese, Stephanie & Eddie, his beautiful granddaughters, and his grandchild. —–Sylvia & Mike Eden

  5. My fondest memory of Greg is when he was Santa Claus. He would grow his beard which made him look the part. Praying for Denese and all the family for God’s comfort to surround you as well as the joy of the precious memories you shared throughout the years. Love to all of you!

  6. Stephanie and Family: Roy and I are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Williams was a wonderful man. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Please hug each other from us and know we are praying for y’all. We love you.

  7. Dear Denise , Stephanie and family. So very to hear of Greg’s passing. Know that we are praying for you all. God’s blessings upon each of you.

  8. Denese, Stephanie and family;
    We were saddened to hear of Greg’s passing! We know he was your rock! Please know we will be praying for you as you say goodbye and in the difficult days ahead that God’s perfect peace and comfort will surround you!
    Our love, Leon & Martha

  9. Greg Williams was not only a friend, but like family to us! We love him so much and cannot imagine life without him. Our lives were blessed with him and Denese in it! I truly thank God for allowing us to have him in our lives. Our hearts are broken. He was a Believer in Jesus and a great Santa and Friend! He was kind and generous and hard working as well as funny and one of the best friends we’ve had! Until we meet again, Rest In Peace and be with our God.

  10. Greg was a friend and part of our Pine Island Baptist family. He knew the Lord and was fun to talk to. He will be missed. Praying for Denise and her family during this sad time

  11. My wife and I moved to Waller in 2008 and Greg was one of the first neighbors that we met. Our backyard visits and talks about Waller history will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Denese and the Williams Family during this time of loss.

  12. To — Stephanie, Eddie, Denise and Our Grandchildren,

    It is with profound sorrow that we mourn Greg’s passing. Unfortunately, we know all too well the heartbreak of losing a family member. We truly hope that God will grant you serenity in knowing that Greg will live in your hearts and minds until you are reunited again in heaven. Love you all.

  13. After I retired from Ford, There were a lot of people i really missed seeing, and Greg was definitely one of them. I’ll see you again someday Greg. Rest in peace buddy.

  14. Denese, Stephanie, I am so sorry to hear of this. Greg and I used to tear ’em up. I’ll bet there’s not a beer joint in SE Texas that we haven’t stumbled into. I once lamented to Greg how his bride probably blamed me for everything, and he told me, “Denese knows that water seeks its own level, Mike. Don’t worry yourself.” He was a true and lifelong friend, from the time we met on the Wynne Farm until just a couple of weeks ago when I last spoke to him. Rest in peace, my friend.

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