Jimmie D. Williams

Born: Sun., Sep. 30, 1945
Died: Sat., Oct. 15, 2016

Family to do services at later date

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Jimmie Dwayne Williams

September 30, 1945 – October 15, 2016

Jimmie Dwayne Williams was born to Chet and Mary Williams on September 30, 1945, in Pendleton, Oregon.  Jim was raised at the Woods Camp and Ukiah areas, graduating from Ukiah High School in 1963 as Valedictorian.  He lived in Long Creek, Pendleton, and lived in Pilot Rock for the last 45 years.  Jim attended BMCC and received a degree in Auto Mechanics.

Jim married Helen Richards in 1963.  They had three children, Dwayne, Mary Lou and Lonnie.  They later divorced.  Jim later married Mary Jo Jordan helping raise her six children Vince, Jimmy Lee, Cynthia, Bo, Charlie and Chance as his own.  Jim was extremely intelligent, his kindness knew no boundaries and he always had a smile.  He knew no stranger, everyone knew he would give his last dollar and shirt off his back to anyone in need.

Jim loved the outdoors especially hunting, fishing and camping with his family.  Jim also enjoyed poker earning the nickname “Old Man River”.  Jim was a proud life member of the NRA, NAHC and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.  Jim will be fondly remembered by many who’ve seen him walking his beloved companion Bosco around Pilot Rock.

Jim is survived by his son Dwayne (Lori) Williams of Pilot Rock; daughter Mary Lou Zollman of Amboy, WA; stepchildren: Vince (Audra) Woods of Pendleton; Jimmy Lee Jordan of Pendleton; Cynthia Swales of Pendleton; Bo (Julie) Jordan of Sierra Vista, AZ; Charles (Marina) Jordan of Pendleton; and Chance Jordan of Hermiston; brother Ernie (Peggy) Williams of Pilot Rock; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jo Williams; son Lonnie Williams; grandson Robert Williams; sister Loretta Ann Parker; and his parents Chet and Mary Williams.

A mountain service will be held at a later date for family and friends.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com.  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.

If Heaven has a Poker Room we are sure he is earning his nickname Old Man River.

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lori williams
   Posted Tue October 18, 2016
We miss you and love you so much. Rest in peace Dad.

Mary Lou
   Posted Tue October 18, 2016
We Love You Dad! You will be missed! Rest In Peace.

Rhonda Henshaw
   Posted Tue October 18, 2016
Our prayers go out to all the family

David Carrothers
   Posted Tue October 18, 2016
Thanks Jim for so many good childhood memories‼️ I will miss you.

Becky Graybill
   Posted Wed October 19, 2016

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Becky Graybill.

The lord be with you, Becky Graybill

Chuck and Earleens Arbogast
   Posted Wed October 19, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss10

lloyd (ronda) beers
   Posted Thu October 20, 2016
no words can ease the pain of the loss of a father but know that we love you & are thinking of you!

Tammy Kimball
   Posted Thu October 20, 2016
So sorry to see this. I enjoyed waiting on Jimmie and MaryJo when i worked at Art's grocery years ago. Always a smile and kind words from them.

Greg and Diane Elliott
   Posted Fri October 21, 2016
Condolences to the family. I've missed not seeing Jimmy and Bosco on their walks. They lived right across the creek from the store.

Greg and Diane Elliott

Pam Erickson
   Posted Fri October 21, 2016
My prayers for Jimmie `s family. Such a very good person. He will be greatly missed.

   Posted Sat October 22, 2016
Sorry to hear of your passing cousin. We had some good times when we were kids. Loved dancing with you. Tell Auntie Chet and Uncle Cele, Hi for me. Love ya.
Cousin Barb

John Pedro
   Posted Mon October 24, 2016
So sorry for Jim's passing! We were friends and classmates during my time in Ukiah (1957-1961). We had fun times at school events, games, around town, etc., he was a great guy. My prayers, and condolences to the family.


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