David Joe Williams, age 81, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Colonial Springs Healthcare Facility in Buffalo, Missouri.

David Joe was born on October 6, 1942, in Bancroft, Iowa, to the late Joe and Lolly (Slavick) Williams. David Joe was united in marriage to Susan Ellingson. They spent 30+ years together. David Joe was enlisted in the United States Air Force. There he reached the rank of master sergeant. He worked as a mechanic, building bombs for planes. He was also a pilot, and his love of flying continued after his time in the service. He and Susan would often fly together, and David Joe was in the process of teaching her how to fly. David Joe flew until his health no longer allowed. Following his time in the service, David Joe obtained his master’s degree in psychology and began working for the state of Minnesota in the division of social services. He worked as a counselor until retirement.

David Joe was preceded by his parents. He is survived by his wife Susan Williams, children Steven Williams, TJ Williams, Julie Williams, stepchildren Tiffany Schaeffer, Levi Utecht, nick Utecht, Jodi Hugndal, two sisters Kay Williams and Mary Williams, brother John Williams, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Formal services are pending at this time and will be announced when they become available.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cantlon-Otterness & Viets Funeral Home, Buffalo, Missouri.