Derrel Phillip Williams Jr.

July 28, 1978 - September 11, 2018
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Derrel Phillip Williams (Dah_Kah_Yay) 40 yrs. old went to be with our heavenly father on Sept. 11, 2018.
Derrel was born on July 28, 1978 at the Lawton Indian Hospital to the late Derrel Phillip Williams Sr. and Johnita Lee Haumpy.
Derrell attended the Victory Christian School in Alfala, OK and was a graduate of Carnegie High School and later attended USAO enrolled in the Kiowa Clemente Class. Derrell learned Braille and combined his gift for computers with reading, writing and electronics. Derrel lost his vision at the age of 16 and was a panel speaker representing the Midwestern states of the US, at the public forum on Technology Initiatives at the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Public Meeting. Derrel worked at the Out Reach program of Anadarko and volunteered at Carnegie Elderly Nutrition Center.Derrel was an avid football enthusiast and a lifelong OSU (Cowboys) fan and looked forward to the Bedlam game every year. Derrel loved basketball could tell you everything about the Carnegie Wildcats.
Derrel was a proud enrolled member of the Apache and Kiowa tribes and loved to attend the Apache Blackfoot society events. Derrel read any and all things Native American. He was his grandfathers’ sidekick singing Kiowa hymns.
Derrel loved going to powwows, teasing and especially joking with his niece Ashley Daughn and was a dedicated active Republican voter.
Derrel applied for and was approved for Hobbs, a combination service dog through Paws With A Cause, a national nonprofit agency that trains dogs for people with disability. Derrel and his dog worked as a team because of Derrel’s sight loss. Each dog is trained to meet the needs of the individual. Derrel and Hobbs have the distinction of being one of the few cross trained guide dog/service dog team that was certified nationally. This successful initiative was the 1st in Oklahoma and 3rd in the United States.
Derrel was a Christian and member of the Cedar Creek United Methodist Church. Everyone who met Derrel loved him. Derrel was an inspiration to others. People were naturally drawn to Derrel. Despite his circumstances, Derrel would find laughter and strength, even the face of overwhelming situations and no one loved their family more than Derrel and vice-versa. Derrel’s biggest dream was to be healed.
His maternal grandparents were John Saye Haumpy and Venice Merlene Bointy Haumpy, and his paternal grandparents were Deloran Williams and Mary Archilta Pace Tsahtahsisko.
He leaves to cherish his memories his mother Johnita Williams of Carnegie, brother John-Michael Williams of Carnegie, nephew Isaac Jacob Williams of Canute, Uncle Stephan & Brenda Haumpy Tulsa, Aunt Amber & Chris Chalepah Carnegie, Cousin Ashley Tsonetokoy OKC, Aunt Laquinta & Richard Holcomb Apache, Aunt Teresa & Darrell Keith Simmons Elgin, Uncle Dewayne Williams Sterling, Ill., Grandmother Sandra Archilta Marroquin Apache, Special Aunt Yolanda Reyna OKC, Special friend Brian Tobian OKC, and a host of cousins and friends.
Derrel was preceded in death by Aunt Delorna Strong.
Wake: 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2018
Cedar Creek United Methodist Church
Carnegie, Oklahoma
Funeral: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018
First Baptist Church
Carnegie, Oklahoma
Burial: Satepauhoodle Family Cemetery
Carnegie, Oklahoma
Services are under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Carnegie, Oklahoma.


Service Information

Viewing
Date: September 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Viewing
Date: September 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wake
Date: September 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Funeral
Date: September 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Interment
Date: September 18, 2018

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William Boyd
Fort Smith, AR
So sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Bill Reedy
Carnegie, OK
I Always Loved You My Friend!!! You Were So So Special!!! You are Running Free Now!!! I Can Only Imagine You with You Grandpa & Grandma, They Have Been Waiting!!! Don't Worry Little Man, Your Mom will be Fine!!! It Won't Be Long Before We See You Again & I know You Are Waiting For Us Just Across The River!!! My Love & Prayers Go To Your Family, The Holy Spirit To Comfort Them, & The Angels to Be With Them In The Days Ahead!!!
Betty Smith
Anafarko, OK
I have so many beautiful memories of this incredible young man who always has a smile & a great sense of humor. A man who knew no limitations & lived life to the fullest. I remember when he walked down the isle at kindergarten graduation. I remember him rising to sit up on the arm of his wheelchair during the national anthem or pledge of allegiance. My mother always recalled him abandoning his chair to chase his friends down a flight of stairs, then waiting patiently for someone to retrieve his wheels. He knew no boundaries. Kristen enjoyed many trips to special Olympics as his guest.
I know there is a hole in your heart, Johnita. God blessed your with one of his most precious children because he knew you were special enough to rise to the challenge. Well done Thy good and faithful servant.
My heartfelt love & prayers for your family as you mourn your loss, but rejoice in Derrels everlasting healing.
Mike Dawe
Trophy Club, TX
Johnita prayers for you and your family. I know you will miss him dearly.
Michael Holmes
Ada, OK
God bless you and your family. You will be in our prayers.
Janet Tahah
Cache, OK
Johnita and family,
I'm praying for Gods perfect peace and comfort. Thinking about you at this time my friend. Sending luv and hugs. Praising God for Derrils complete healing
Randy Turney
Carnegie, OK
Derrel was a classmate and friend. I really got to know Derrel best when I had the opportunity to work with him in Mrs. Leitner’s classroom during our Junior High/High School Years. We had the opportunity to learn some Braille together! Derrel was an inspiration always searching for the positive in every situation and holding others accountable to do the same. My prayers are with his sweet Mom and family during this time. He will be missed!
Bob and Tina Bigbow Baker
Lawton, OK
So sorry for your loss. May God our Father grant you peace and strength
Lana Nix
Weatherford, OK
Darrell was a true Carnegie Wildcat. He loved people and always brought out the best in his classmates.  He will be missed by all who knew him, and I am thankful for the time we had with him in high school.
Darin Zotigh
Carnegie, OK
My thoughts and prayers are with you Johnita
Pastor Sonny and Susan Ware
Anadarko, OK
Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Derrel was a good man. God gave u a blessing to share.with you.
Arlene Grant
Ponca City, OK
Extending my sincere condolences. I'm sorry for you loss, praying for comfort and strength in your time of need. Love, hugs & peace for you.
Cary Hicks
Oklahoma City, OK
Prayers and blessings to the family.
Eustolia Gonzalez
Fort Worth, TX
Praying for the family
Tina Emhoolah
Lawton, OK
With Love
Carma Jensen
Broken Arrow, OK
I am so sorry for the loss of Darrel. He is healed and walking with the angels. May God give you and your family peace and strength in abundance.  You all are in my prayers. Much love.
Mary Hummingbird Thompson
Sacramento, CA
Sending prayers all around and for his journey to the promise Land. There's a celebration happening with saygee and aunt Mer. We love y'all!
Lennetta Davenport
Indiahoma, OK
Prayers for all family! Hugs and Prayers for you my friend Johnita!!??
Geri Gerard Skipworth
Anadarko, OK
Prayers for God to hold you and comfort you in the palm of His hand.
Victoria Cisco Black
Ft.Wingate, NM
Prayers for your family and may Daw-kee give you comfort& strength.????
Marilyn Bread
Elgin, OK
Eternal rest grant into Your child, oh Lord, may Darrell rest in peace. Prayers of comfort, peace, and love to your family as you entrust your child into His loving heavenly Fathers hands. God bless all who mourn.
Tim Haze
Ponca city, OK
I didn't know Derrel but i send my prayers to the family and friends to help you thow this time of sollro
Dean Stratton
Oklahoma City, OK
I am so glad I knew Derrell and was able to call him a friend. He had the best smile and always made others smile with him. He loved being a wildcat and never failed to wish us good luck before a game. He was the best and will be missed by so many. Sending prayers for comfort and time for healing to the family.
Cindy (Ross) Bigger
Carnegie, OK
Hugs and Prayers????
Gina Wooster Smith
Anadarko, OK
My thoughts and prayers are with you Johnita at this difficult time. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son Derrel. May our Heavenly Father Jehovah give you comfort and strength, much love to you.
Donna Davilla
Anadarko, OK
My condolences Johnita, God will make a way prayers for you and your family at this difficult time
Loucreta Ponce
Carnegie, OK
Prayers for Your Family Johnita. Much love to you.
Freda Gipp
Lawrence, KS
My condolences and prayers for the family.
Emily and William Saupitty
Apache, OK
I love you baby, I know your standing in God's glory with a perfect body with all the family who was waiting on you.  I SHALL miss those daily phone calls and our talks about the Lord. LOVE you always and forever.
Jamie Woodard
Anadarko, OK
Praying for you and all who love him, give you comfort and strength .
Vickie Partridge Epperson
CARNEGIE, OK
I am so sorry for the loss of Derrel. What a glorious celebration taking place in Heaven. Johnita I pray that God comforts you during this difficult time and give you the peace, love, mercy upon you. Your in my thoughts and prayers and if I can do anything for you let me know. God Bless you.
Dean
Oak P, IL
I look forward to the time when Our Creator will fulfill his promise found in the bible at Isaiah chap 33 verse 24, where he promises an end to all "Sickness". Also at Isaiah chap 28 verses 8 he promises to eliminate death as well. These promises and many more he will do when his Kingdom rules this earth. So until then pray for Gods Kingdom to come. I'll pray for your family.
Vickie J. Epperson
Carnegie, OK
Johnita & Family, I always enjoyed caring for Derrel, he could always find a bright side to everything.. he was such a joy to care for! I recall many visits to the ER & in a tense moment, although he was uncomfortable he could say something so very funny and positive! Much like John & Merlene, he was a joy to be around! Prayers for your peace and comfort... God is a healer of the spirit, body & mind... He will comfort you!
Nancy Tsoodle Moser
Lawton, OK
Johnita, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  I remember how you used to tell me, a fellow OSU fan, about your son's love of the Cowboys and I know from others how devoted you were to him.  God be with you as you travel this difficult path and may your wonderful memories of Darrel shine through the darkness of this time.
Lenny Edmonds
Mountain View, OK
My Condolences to the Family and prayers for the family especially Johnita. What a wonderful Mother ! I know she loved him Dearly. May the Good Lord give you all the strength you need during this time.
Herman &Rose Haury
ANADARKO, OK
Prayers going up for comfort May God wrap His loving warmth around you. we feel your heart break love in Christ Jesus Herman and Rose Haury
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