Stuart Foster Williamson was the son of the late Ross Robert and Mada G. Williamson. He was born May 9, 1940 in Bedias, Texas. He passed away on February 6, 2015 at his residence near Bedias, Texas.
Mr. Williamson proudly served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines 1962-64 and as a chaplain’s assistant in the United States Army in Vietnam. He worked as a corrections officer, grant writer and later as a purchaser for the Texas Department of Justice here in Huntsville. He was a graduate of Baylor University with a major in Religion and received a Master’s degree from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. He taught English as a second language to foreign students at Sam Houston State University. Mr. Williamson was a past president of the Huntsville Kiwanis Club. He was a published writer of country music and was a member of the Country Music Writers Association. He was the founder of the Walker County Habitat for Humanity and started the Thoreau Woods Unitarian Universalist Church.
A brother, Ross Robert Williamson, Jr. and his parents precede him in death. He is survived by devoted wife of 33 years, Beth Williamson, brother George Williamson, sisters-in-law: Lanelle Williamson, Barbara Drake Allen, Mary Jo Tyson, and brother-in-law Jay Drake; nieces and nephews Wendy Roberts, Julie Ausbrook, Jason Williamson, Melissa Tyson, and Megan Tyson; and great-nieces and great-nephews Kaysi, Kaitlyn, Abigail, Lola, Benjamin, Logan, Toby and Jasper.
There will be visitation at 10:00 AM followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tony Lorenzen officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Walker County Habitat for Humanity, P. O. Box 1012
Huntsville, TX 77342.