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Published Oct. 13, 2021

George Junior Williams, 71, of La Cygne, Kan., died at 2:39 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Promise Hospital in Overland Park, Kan.

He was born in Topeka, Kan., on Nov. 7, 1949, the son of Loren “Lee” and Ruby M. (Eiserman) Williams. He married Linda Kay (Stokes) Grizzle on April 2, 1979, in Miami, Okla. He worked for Wade’s Quarries as a heavy equipment operator from 1975 to the early 1990s. He had to retire due to health issues. 

He enjoyed getting out of the house, taking road trips. He enjoyed fishing for bass, catch and release only. He enjoyed riding his three wheel bicycle until he could no longer do that. Connie, Bonnie and Gale are grateful to George for being there when they needed him most.

George was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Linda, on Dec. 18, 2014; one son, David Williams; and one brother, Michael Williams.

Survivors include two sons, Gale Grizzle (Jennifer) and John Williams (Janice); three daughters, Connie Curnette, Bonnie LaFoe (Michael) and Sharon Phillips (Steve); two brothers, Ernie Williams and Norman Williams; four grandchildren, Kyle Grizzle, Adam Grizzle, Amanda Curnutte, and Kayla Curnutte; and four great-grandchildren, Allie, Andie, Bishop and Raven. 

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Schneider Funeral Home, La Cygne Chapel. Burial will follow in La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Kan. 

The family suggests contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Association for Low Income Families. Online condolences may be left at


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