By Ryan Clark | December 31, 2009
My last time with him at OU was when we presented him with a plaque on the 50 yard line of an OU-Missouri football game…and Barry Switzer loved it…he was a true friend to his players too…(I'll try to attach one of the pictures we took that day)…
Now…life is a ‘series of snap-shots'…as ‘we make this journey'… and Doc was ‘brought to the Lord'…and confessed Jesus Christ as His Savior! And he loves Christ… and his faith was strong…and so encouraged so many…
And when he first ‘got sick'…he trusted God in that challenge too…
That measures Doc in what is truly the most important way…his faith… He is now in the Hall-of-Faith in Heaven…and already reunited with his dad…and those he loved who preceded him…
***Just got a call from Doc's brother Jeff…and here are the details…
Doc's ‘opening in his throat' had increased to where it was about an inch and a half… so Jeff said you could ‘see inside his throat'… and the doctors had told him…that it was so close to major arteries and organs…that ‘it could happen at anytime'… and that if a major artery ruptured…the bleeding could be difficult to control…or get under control in time…
Apparently about 1 AM…he was bleeding…and trying to ‘clear his throat' so he ‘could breathe'… he was suffocating…
He came into his mother's room…she is now 87 years old… and she called 911 on her neck monitor… and Doc fainted…
The emergency medical team resuscitated him three times… but the third time ‘his heart gave out'… (He was such a fighter!)
His son…Wyndom Carlton Williams…was spared seeing this…because he was spending the night with a friend…and there was nothing this 17-year-old boy could have done… He so loves his dad…they were so close…
Jeff… is naturally really shook-up…as he and Steve were so close too… and said he would let me know as soon as the arrangements are made for the funeral…
He too rejoices that Steve is with the Lord right now…
He said Steve wanted to be cremated…and his ashes scattered in the Rocky Mountains where his father's ashes were scattered…
And now my friends… I too will close this letter… and spend some time with my Lord praising Him for ‘making provision' for all of us who will but accept Him… that we do NOT die as in some void…but it is a ‘transition' to be with Jesus…
I do NOT fully understand or grasp God's perfect timing…but this ‘I trust'…that ‘His timing is perfect'… and Heaven is such a ‘better place'… and my dear friend Steve is there now…
8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.
"He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
As the apostle Paul wrote:
Phil 1:21-23 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose.
But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;
20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
21 who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
As our ‘being baptized symbolizes' our dying to this life and resurrecting with Christ to Heaven's rest…
8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,
9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him.
10 For the death that He died, He died to sin, once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
"But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;
for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
24 This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Let each of us now take this time to tell those we love of our heart for them… because we never know when they too will be called…
In Him… saved by His merciful grace
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