- September 17, 1926 - May 23, 2011
- Austin, Texas
of Ashlin's Passing
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“Even though I lived many miles away. I can remember the vacations and visits to Uncle Tunney's house. We always had great times when we were there....Read More »
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“whenuement I was growing up, I always took Tunney's side whenever he and my sister had an arguement. He always seemed like a big brother to me . he...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: johnnie and mary wicker - NC
“The first thing that pops in my head about Uncle Tunney is when I was pregnant with Kaleb it was Thansksgiving and everyone was fussing about what I...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jonni Lara McDavid - NC - niece
“Happy memories of all of my visits to Uncle Tunney's and Aunt Alice's home in Arkansas as a child and as a married adult will always be with me. We...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Angel Wicker Clark - Lenoir, NC
“I have been truly blessed to become apart of the Williamson's family. I will greatly miss Tunney. Every morning I would come in and help him out of...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Schlegel - caregiver
“Karen, I am sorry for the loss of your father. I recognized his face in the newspaper because you look like him. I am thinking of you.Sarah
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sarah Howe - Lakeway, TX
I will never forget playing cards with Uncle Tunney and Aunt Alice and Tracy. I remember the first time Mandy played Dummy Rummy, and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jesse Gosney - Topeka, KS
“I love You!!!!!! Aute Alice I Miss You I Guess I'll See You Soon I Love And Miss You
8 of 8 | Posted by: Sophie Beatty - Topeka, KS
Ashlin “Tunney” Williamson, age 84, retired farmer, passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on May 23, 2011. He was born on September 17, 1926, in Blytheville, Arkansas to Blan H. and Reba Williamson. He grew up on a farm near Cooter, Missouri and graduated from Cooter High School in 1944. He attended the University of Missouri. His wife of 62 years, Alice Wicker Williamson, daughters Jan Dunkerson of Rose Bud, Arkansas, Karen and Nick Tepovich of Houston, Alecia and Gary Lybrand of Soldotna, Alaska and his son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Holly Williamson of Austin, Texas survive him. Seven grandchildren, Kim and her husband Kevin Smith, Loi Chambers, Alison Mellon, Tim Lybrand, Patrick Lybrand, Holt Williamson and Ashlin Williamson, and two great grandchildren, Kyli Smith and Keith Smith, also survive him. His sister, Dorothy Harper of Cooter, Missouri and youngest brother Harold Williamson of Tyler, Missouri also survive him. Son, Tracy Williamson, his parents, brothers, Blan Williamson, John Williamson, Frank Williamson and his son-in-law Darrell Dunkerson, precede him in death. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
He married Alice Wicker of Steele, Missouri on December 26, 1949. They moved from Missouri to Snow Lake, Arkansas in 1957. The family later moved to Elaine, Arkansas in 1964. Tunney and Alice moved to Austin, Texas in 2008 to be near family.
He was a believer and active member of the Cypert Church of Christ. He was President and member of the Elaine School Board for over 30 years. He headed the Elaine Little League for over 40 years. He served on the Arkansas State School Board Association and was elected its President. He was active in Boy Scouts for over 25 years, serving on the Eastern Arkansas Area Council, and was awarded the Silver Beaver. He was an active member of the Elaine Kiwanis Club.
He loved baseball. He loved his community and mentoring children. His baseball playing days were cut short when he lost his pitching arm in a car wreck at the age of fifteen. He got to live out his passion for baseball and kids through the lives of literally hundreds of little leaguers, scouts and school children of Elaine, Arkansas.
He lived a joyful life. He was blessed and was truly a blessing.
The family will receive visitors at Roller Citizens Funeral Home on Sunday, May 29th, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30th at Roller Citizens. Graveside services will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A reception for all friends and family will be held in Elaine immediately thereafter.