In Memory of

Donnie Lee Williams

June 18, 1952 - February 5, 2022

Obituary

Donnie Lee Williams passed from this life into the presence of his Savior in Overland Park, Kansas at 12:30PM on February 5th, 2022 while his family sang hymns, read scripture and prayed over him.  He was 69.Throughout his life, Donnie gave himself fully to whatever endeavor was at hand.  He had a wit as quick as a lightning bolt, a laugh that was infectious, a smile that lit up a room, a true larger than life personality, with the care and concern for others that emulated His Lord.  He brought fun and a zest for life to every encounter.  He was a friend to many, a fantastic dad, superb Papa, and husband.  He demonstrated his love by serving.  He loved the Church and served in many capacities over the years.  Sunday School teacher, large group leader, worship leader, evangelist and wherever and whenever there was a need.Born June 18th, 1952 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to a loving family where he developed a strong work ethic and a “get it” done attitude that would serve him well in life and ministry.  He was an entrepreneur who launched several successful businesses.  He was most proud of Donco Electric.  An electrical contracting firm he started with his wife, life partner and best friend, Sharon, in 1986.  Through their leadership and with a great team, over 36 years of service, which continues today, they have served tens of thousands of satisfied customers. His life was built upon his faith.  He trusted Jesus Christ as Savior as a 4th grade boy, with the help of his pastor, Rone Stuart in Holdenville, Oklahoma.  A few years later he would meet the love of his life, Sharon.  They were married October 21, 1972.  The Lord blessed them with three children and ten grand-children.But this is not the end of his story…Because of Christs death and resurrection Donnie, is in the presence of the Lord.  He has ridden the backs of angels to the very presence of His King!He is witnessing and experiencing perfection in the glories that is our Gods abode.We mourn, we grieve but with the hope of Jesus Christ and this promise.  We will see him again and enjoy his company once more in our Fathers kingdom.He is survived by his wife, Sharon Williams of 50 years, children, Lance (Liz) Williams of San Diego, Ca.  Chris (Kate) Williams of Lee’s Summit, Mo, Mandy (Jeff) Dertinger of Belton, Mo.  Grandkids:  Brittany Gonzales, Sydney Gonzales, Ted Williams, Nathan Dertinger, Max Williams, Cooper Williams, Jack Williams, Judson Williams, Lincoln Williams and Lottie Kate Williams.  Mother Dolores Lee of Tulsa, Ok, sister Debra Cason of Tulsa, Ok, brother Todd Lee of Gardner, Kansas, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his dad Harold Lee, brother Steven Lee, and two grandchildren.A Children’s Ministry Memorial Fund has been set up at Fellowship Greenwood to further make excited disciples as was his passion.  You may mail checks to Fellowship Church—1601 W Main, Greenwood, Mo 64034 with Children’s Memorial Fund in the memo line or visit fcfamily.org/give and select the Children’s Memorial fund drop down.

Memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Fellowship Church of Greenwood, 1601 W. Main Street, Greenwood, Missouri 64034

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Condolences

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I will miss Don’s bigger than life presence in church every Sunday. His large voice and happy smile oh and those shoulder pads.
It’s so sad to see him leave us but joyful knowing we will meet again in our forever home.
I love the lyrics of a new song just out” The only scars in heaven are on the hands that hold you now”

Pastor Chris & Kate,
I find this very fitting to say. Something I learned yesterday afternoon at church. How to leave a christian legacy? Be more like Mr Don Williams!!
See you again christian brother.
well done!

Delores He sounds like a wonderful man. I know you were proud of him. So sorry for your loss. It’s a sad thing to lose a child but I know God comforts you in knowing you will be together again🙏

There is no doubt Don was welcomed to Heaven with “Well done, good and faithful servant “! Don’s work returned much in the expanding of our God’s kingdom.
Will miss you my friend and brother in Christ.

Pastor Chris and Family: I’m so sorry about the loss of your father/husband/papa. Our prayers are with you and your family. Your dad is praising Jesus along with the angels, no more pain/suffering. You will always miss him until you meet again, but the memories will bring you smiles and joys.

From everything our dear friend Lance shared about his Father, I know Mr. Don Williams to be a great man, filled with love and affection for his family & friends. The world will be different now, as my friend and his family have suffered a great loss in their lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williams Family through this very difficult time.

Where to start…. Don and Sharon we love you! Don you were the first Kids Worship Leader when there were only a handful of kids at Fellowship Greenwood with your wonderful wife helping you along! You came alongside Hannah and Ethan. You mentored them and gave them responsibility when we continued to grow. You continued to mentor Hannah as Hannah and I joined your first week team at Raymore! Rest assured brother… the work will continue. The first week without you was hard, but you trained them well! Hannah is at Raymore and Ethan at Greenwood loving Jesus and showing the younger generation how amazing it is to follow Jesus in Kids Worship….no matter what age you are. Shaun and I could never thank you enough for that. Legacy will continue.. we love and miss you! Jesus reigns!!!!

Love,
Your Jones Crew

Sharon, I’m so sorry for the loss of Donnie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and strength during this very difficult time.

Chris, Kate and family,

Know you have an army of people keeping you and your entire family in prayer through this time! So sorry for your loss, but so glad to know we have a hope for the future.

He was always good with the kids. I remember being in his Kidzstreet group years ago and then later serving beside him. Kidzstreet hasn’t been the same without him. He was a good man, teacher, and friend. There is no doubt he is enjoying many treasures in heaven right now.

I have not seen you in many years. I am so sorry to hear the news of Donnie. I have fond memories of our times on Mackey Street.

It was very sad to hear the death of Donnie Williams. He was a Godly man and a good husband of a lifelong friend of mine, Sharon. May God ease the pain in your hearts and be constantly with you in this difficult time. My deepest condolences on the loss of such a great man. My prayers are with all who loved and knew Donnie.

Dear Pastor Chris and Family,
So sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was a wonderful Christian man and you will have wonderful memories of him. Therefore , I am sure heaven is rejoicing in his arrival. Sending prayers and thoughts to comfort you during this time.

Mary and I send our love and prayers to the Williams family. I had the privilege to be Dons pastor and friend. He was a wonderful man, strong faith and a heart of service. He will a void in the ministry of Fellowship Church
Psalms 116:15
Pastor Steve Dighton

Visitation

Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Services

Saturday, February 12, 2022
11:00 AM
Fellowship Church - Greenwood
1601 W. Main St.
Greenwood, MO 64034