Jay Alvin “Red” Williams


Jay Alvin “Red” Williams, 80, of North Platte, departed this life on April 28, 2013, at his home.
Jay was born on Nov. 25, 1932, in Cozad, to George H. and Laura F. Williams. Jay grew up in Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School in 1950. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and was a third degree Knight.
Jay was united in marriage to Wilma “Dolly” Ruby Wehrli on Sept. 6, 1952. She preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 1987. To this union was born two daughters Kristy Linn Williams, of Eustis, and Jody Lee Williams Cisneros, of North Platte.
Jay never knew a stranger and was always friendly to all he met. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Jay started working at the young age of nine, carrying out groceries. He had various jobs in Cozad. He worked for Jack and Jill Grocery Store, a carpenter for Leroy Whitehead, delivered furniture for Boerkircher’s Furniture Store and worked at Evans Bakery.
He then moved to Longmont, Colo., and worked at Walmart. He transferred to Walmart in Grand Island before retiring.
Jay married Maxine Kamper Sedlacek on May 23, 1992, in Cozad. They had a wonderful life together and had recently moved to North Platte to be with family and friends.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Wilma; a brother, Charles Williams; a sister, Anna Jewel Williams Kloepping; a stepdaughter, Gail Sedlacek Potter; and three great-stepgrandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine, of North Platte; two daughters, Kristy Linn Williams, of Eustis, Jody (Benny) Cisneros, of North Platte; two grandsons, Joshua Jay Cisneros, of North Platte, and Jeffrey Luis (Alyssa) Cisneros, of Lincoln; two great-grandchildren, Adalyn Jo Cisneros and Isaac Luis Cisneros, of Lincoln; stepsons and wives, Stan (Nancy) Sedlacek, of Broken Bow, Patrick (Eileen) Sedlacek, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Lynn (Beth) Sedlacek, Lee (Janie) Sedlacek, Gene (Marsha) Sedlacek and Thomas (Merry) Sedlacek, all of North Platte; stepdaughters, Paula Sedlacek, of Lincoln, Debra (Ray) Kizer, of North Platte, Suzette (Niles) Dodson, of North Platte, and Sandra (Brad) Jensen, of Parker, Colo.; 28 step-grandchildren; and 46 step- great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 2, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Platte. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 2, at Cozad Cemetery. Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m., today, and from 8:30 a.m. to the rosary time, Wednesday, May 1, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.