Clarence Williams

Age: 70
Born: September 03, 1946
Died: May 08, 2017

Obituary

Clarence Williams was born on September 3, 1946 to Cary Ezell and Elvira (Jordon) Williams in Brazoria, Texas.  Clarence was united with Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Brazoria, Texas at an early age where his father was the Senior Pastor.

An angel of the Lord called Clarence home on Monday, May 8, 2017 after a warrior’s fight with cancer.  Clarence is proceeded in death by his parents, Cary Ezell Williams, Elvira (Jordon) Williams, sisters; Cornelia Short and Bessie Thompson and brothers; Ezell Williams, Albert Williams and Raymond Williams.

Clarence graduated from George Washington Carver High School, Sweeny, Texas where he excelled in basketball and football which earned him the nickname “Sweeny”.  Football at GWC High School provided Clarence with a scholarship to attend Prairie View Agriculture and Mechanical College (now Prairie View A&M University).  Clarence was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1969 during his senior year and spent his first year on the “Taxi Squad” but returned to Prairie View to complete his degree during the off season. Clarence was traded by the Dallas Cowboys to the Green Bay Packers for Herb Adderley in 1970. His ferociousness and aggressiveness on the football field as a defensive end earned him the nickname of “Big Cat” among his teammates and fans.  Clarence completed his football career with the Green Bay Packers in 1978 but remained in Green Bay as a business owner and community leader until 1997 when he moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri with his family.

Clarence met the “Center of his Universe” (Icy Eatmon) his sophomore year (1966) at Prairie View and married Icy on May 25, 1969.  This union of 48 years was blessed with 3 children; Clarence Williams, Jr., Cary Leon Williams, and Marla Rachelle (Williams) Smith.

Clarence settled in Cincinnati, OH after his road tour (Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Cincinnati, OH, Avenel, New Jersey) as a “trailing spouse” where he lead an active life; member and deacon of Lincoln Height Missionary Baptist Church, Past Master of Kenton Lodge 16-Covington, KY, Past Commander in Chief, Hiram Consistory 123- Covington, KY, elevated to Grand Inspector General 33rd°, Southern Jurisdiction PHA, 1999, owner and President of Diamond Travel and Consulting and owner of Atmos360, Inc. until his death.

Clarence leaves cherished memories for his wife Icy of 48 years, sons; Clarence Jr. (Vela N.), and Cary Leon (Kesha), Daughter, Marla Rachelle (Frederick), Grandchildren; Markia Nicole Cage and Cary Leon Williams, Jr., siblings; Arthur Williams, Cornell Williams, Hollis Williams, nephews, and nieces along with a host of cousins, sister and brother-in-Laws, friends, church family and business associates.

Visitation

Location: Lincoln Height Missionary Baptist Church
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Additional Info: 9991 Wayne Avenue - Woodlawn, OH 45215

Memorial Service

Location: Lincoln Height Missionary Baptist Church
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Additional Info: 9991 Wayne Avenue - Woodlawn, OH 45215

Interment

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Clarence Williams

Age: 70
Born: September 03, 1946
Died: May 08, 2017
  • Relationship:

  • Ruby Williams-Robinson
    Relationship: Cousin, classmate, &

    Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:2-3) In life sometimes the joy of obedience does not bring immediate results. It is then that we as believers must be reminded of the much greater burden our Lord bore in humbling Himself unto death. Clarence has finished the course God set for him, fought a courageous battle, and now he is healed and in the presence of his Lord. We love and miss you! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!

  • Hon. J. D. McKay, Retired
    Relationship: A friend and a fan

    The Green Bay community and the Green Bay Packers were bettered by "The Big Cat's" presence here. My thoughts are with Icy and the kids.

Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams

Age: 70
Born: September 03, 1946
Died: May 08, 2017