Luster J Williams, Jr. was born in Oklahoma City to Luster Williams and Lela Mae (Golding) on\nMay 23, 1930. He resided in Oklahoma City until 1966, when he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma,\nwhere he died at age 92 on March 26, 2023.\nLuster is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lena Faye (Webb) Williams, his son Lonnie Williams\nand his daughter Pamela Edwards and husband Larry. He has five grandchildren: John Edwards\nand wife Janna, Jared Williams, Kayla Williams, Lisa Albers and husband Glen and Lara Burton\nand husband Charlie. And his favorite...10 great grandchildren.\nHe is proceeded in death by his daughter, Barbara Ann Williams, both his parents and step\nparents, Mary Williams and Floyd Kendrick, his brother, Howard Williams, his sisters, Jerry\nPadberg and Carol Margaret Kendrick, and oh so many friends. Luster was a lifelong Southern\nBaptist serving as deacon, greeter, choir member, and pulpit committee member. He has\nattended First Baptist Church, Tulsa with his wife for the last 40 years.\nYou've never met a more positive person than Luster Williams, who rarely complained about\nanything, (well, anything but politics and other drivers). So, it might surprise you to learn about\nthe challenges he faced during his formative years. Early on, his parents divorced, leaving his\nmom to raise both him and his two younger siblings. When Luster was 6 years old he\ncontracted polio, which left him with a permanent leg disability. A few years later his family of\nfour plus his grandmother were living in a kitchen while they rented out the remainder of the\nhouse. That was until his little brother burned the house down with a candle in the closet.\nAfter that, at age 8, he took a train ride across the country, solo, to live with an Aunt and Uncle\nin Oregon for a while. When he was 11, he spent two years in an orphanage, until his mom was\nable to care for them again. He lived through both the dust bowl and the great depression.\nSo now you know what it takes to create the happiest person on the planet, because that's who\nhe was. Always happy, always positive, always wanting everyone else to be happy too. He\nworked hard, loved well, and created a great life for his wife and kids.\nHis work life started early, first as a paper delivery boy on his bike, then a soda jerk at the drug\nstore, he also delivered BBQ from his dad's restaurant, fixed TV's, delivered telegrams, and\nfinally settled into his lifelong career as a printer. He was a printer and then manager of the\nprint shop at Amoco for 33 years. After retiring from Amoco, he and his wife opened their own\nprint shop and enjoyed all the ups and downs of small business ownership. And still, the\nhappiest man on the planet. He adored his wife and children and grandchildren and was a\ntotally devoted husband, father, son and brother. Family was everything to him. Well, not\neverything. All his life he was surrounded by friends too. He made friends out of everyone;\nneighbors, church people, work colleagues, nurses, doctors, total strangers...\nNo one could escape his infectious joy.