Robert Kirk Williams

Robert Kirk Williams passed away peacefully Monday, July 22, 2013 due to complications from an extended illness. He was born August 14, 1949 in Tooele, UT to Hans and Leota Severe Williams. Kirk was raised on his parents ranch in Skull Valley, Ut. He married Bonnie Gustaveson from Grantsville and together they had a son, Dennis. He later married Karen Pat Cook from Grantsville and together they had a daughter, Alison Lee. As a young boy growing up in Skull Valley, he would spend most of his time with Raymon Severe, his cousin and closest friend. They would spend their days doing the ranch work, hauling hay and horseback riding. His mother would make her famous tuna sandwiches which would be a little hard to get down after being in a hot saddle bag on the desert all day. His father, Hans taught him to play the guitar and together with various band members, he performed at Grantsville's Old Folk's Sociable, 4th of July Festival, family reunions, Moose and Eagle's Lodge, Ophir Days, dances around Tooele County and Benefit dances. He always looked forward to these occasions as he loved his music and the joy it brought to so many. Kirk would close each dance event by singing, “The Party's Over”. He drove stock trucks for many years and it was said of by some of the pro's that he was one of the best at handling a semi. Kirk dearly loved his children and grandsons, Kaleb and Gage and always remembered their birthdays and Christmas. When he knew “his boys” were coming for a visit, he would make sure that the candy tin was ready. Kirk had a generous heart and keen wit that could always lift our spirits. We love you and will surely miss your “one-liners” that gave us so much laughter. Until the day comes when we're together once again, we'll not say goodbye but we'll say see ya later. Your loving family. Survived by brother, Kent Williams (Renee); son, Denny Williams; daughter Ali Daniels (Roger); grandsons’, Kaleb and Gage Daniels, ex-wife, Bonnie Williams, and ex-wife Patti Cook. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 26, at Grantsville City Cemetery. There will be no viewing prior to services. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kirk was in my class, and one of my early memories of Dugway was the first day of 7th grade when a teacher forced him to eat a Russian olive as punishment for throwing them in class. I also remember Raymond and him playing guitars at a school function (yes, they played "Pipeline"), and Hans was the driver for the bus that picked us up at Terra.

Dave Wallace (formerly from Terra)

Anonymous said...

i will always love you cuz