Bruce Ward Williams passed away Friday, October 7, 2022, at Ouachita Health Center in Monroe.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Seegers Williams, of Monroe; his brother, Ken Williams and wife Renee of Madison, Mississippi; and four nephews: Michael Williams and wife Mary Beth, Stephen Williams and wife Rachel, John Mark Williams and wife Veronika, and Seth Williams and wife Katie.
He is also survived by his aunt, Kathryn Seegers Hutchinson; his uncle and aunt, Sidney and Carolyn Seegers, of Monroe; and numerous cousins.
He was pre-deceased by his father, E. W. Williams.
Bruce was born on April 9, 1955, at Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He spent his first eighteen months in San Antonio, where his father was completing his military service at Fort Sam Houston. In 1956 the family relocated to El Dorado, Arkansas, where he spent his childhood. During this time, he enjoyed many holidays and school vacations with his cousins at his grandparents’ home in Columbia, Louisiana. Bruce graduated from El Dorado High School in 1974 and attended Southern Arkansas University Tech, majoring in commercial art. He was a recognized artist, and one of his paintings was selected to hang in the Arkansas Governor’s mansion.
Bruce moved to Milton, Florida in 1988 and then to Monroe, Louisiana in 2006. While in Monroe he enjoyed volunteering for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Services will be held on Thursday, October 13, at 11:00 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, 3900 Loop Road, Monroe, LA 71201. Visitation will be at the church, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00, preceding the services.
Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Riser Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jim Bergerman, Stuart Gamble, Wayne Kelly, Rene Salomon, Doug Seegers, and Bob Seegers, with honorary pallbearers George Walker and Bob Rash.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church- Rise Youth Program, 3900 Loop Road, Monroe, LA 71201.