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Obituary: Walter Joe Williams

He was a long-time resident of Enterprise.

Published on June 12, 2018 12:56PM


Walter Joe Williams

Dec. 10, 1939 –– Nov. 10, 2017

Walter Joe Williams was born in Pomeroy, Wash., to Jasper Royal and Gladys Bertha (Olsen) Williams. He was a long-time resident of Enterprise.

Walter had a machine shop and one of the first foundries in the area. He used die-casting, lost wax casting, sand-casting and injection molding methods.

He was a machinist and a mechanic, builder, woodworker, welder and inventor. He loved to restore old cars and tractors. He had his own sawmill that he and his son Royal built.

He used some of his lumber to build his cabin and also cut lumber for others. He was always willing to help anyone on their projects.

Walter is preceded in death by his partner, Bonnie Beachy; two sisters, Bonnie and Norma Jean; and a nephew, Robbie.

Walter’s survivors include a brother David Williams, daughter Juanita (Jim) Misner, son Royal Williams, two step-sons Rod and Roger Foster, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two nieces Carolyn and Melissa and nephew Victor.

A memorial service will be held at Abundant Life Assembly, 206 NE 1st St., Enterprise 3 p.m. July 7. The Rev. Micah Agnew will be the officiant.



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