Don Williams Net Worth, Bio, Wife, Sons, Cause of Death, Songs, Albums

Don Williams Biography and Wiki

Don Williams (Full name – Donald Ray Williams) was an American country music singer and songwriter from Texas, USA, nicknamed The Gentle Giant. He is a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Willams died on September 8, 2017, at 78 years old.

Williams began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 number one country hits. He was nicknamed: “Gentle Giant” of country music due to his straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build.

Don Williams Illness and Death

Williams was born on May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas, United States of America, and grew up in Portland, Texas. Floydada is known as the pumpkin capital of the United States. Williams graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in 1958. He died in September 2017, in Mobile, Alabama, after a brief struggle with emphysema according to his publicist, Kirt Webster. Williams was 78 years old at the time of his death.

Don Williams Family, Parents and Siblings

Williams was born in Floydada, Texas, but grew up in Portland, Texas. He was the youngest of three sons of Loveta Mae (née Lambert; 1914 – 2007) and James Andrew “Jim” Williams (1898 – 1982). Williams attended and graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in 1958.

His mother Loveta Williams remarried first to Chester Lang, and then to Robert Bevers after divorcing from his father. His eldest brother Kenneth died after being accidentally electrocuted when touching a live wire on July 20, 1963. The older Williams was 29 years old at the time of his death.

Don Williams Wife

In April of 1960, Williams married Joy Janene Bucher. In order to support himself, his wife, and their two children, Gary and Timmy, he worked a number of odd jobs. In 1964, while living in Corpus Christi, Williams, Lofton Cline and Susan Taylor formed the Pozo Seco Singers, a folk trio. The Williams always kept their private life under wraps and as such, there are no available Don Williams’ family photos on the internet.

Don Williams Wife Death

Williams’ wife of 57 years, Joy Bucher, later died on 18 Mar 2019 (aged 78) of undisclosed causes, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. She had survived by her two sons and their families.

Don Williams Sons

Upon his death, Williams had survived by his wife of 57 years, Joy Bucher, their son, Tim Williams, his wife Kema, and their children Kellen Williams and Blane Williams. He had further survived by his son Gary Williams, and his children Ellen Throneberry and Mary Grace Williams.

Don Williams Photo
Don Williams Photo

Don Williams Funeral

Williams died on September 8, 2017, following a brief illness. The 1978 CMA Male Vocalist of the year and known as the “Gentle Giant” for his mellow laid-back delivery of more than 40 Top 10 country hits during his five-decade career, died at the age of 78. In lieu of flowers, mourners were urged to consider donations to MusiCares, Music Health Alliance, or a charity of their choice.

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A memorial service honoring the Country Music Hall of Fame member Don Williams took place on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The ceremony was held in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame (located at 222 5th Ave. S. in Nashville) for the music industry, friends and family. Doors opened at 4 p.m. with the memorial service commencing promptly at 4:30 p.m.

Don Williams Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about The Gentle Giant.

Don Williams Bio and Wiki

  • Full Names: Donald Ray Williams
  • Popular As: Don Williams
  • Gender: Male
  • Profession: Country Music Singer
  • Nationality: American
  • Race/ Ethnicity: American
  • Religion: Not Known
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Don Birthday

  • Age: 78 years old at the time of his death
  • Zodiac Sign: To be updated
  • Date of Birth: May 27, 1939
  • Place of Birth: Floydada, Texas, USA
  • Date of Death: September 8, 2017
  • Place of Death: Mobile, Alabama, USA
  • Cause of Death: Emphysema (a lung condition that causes shortness of breath)

Don Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Not Available
  • Height: 6ft 1in
  • Weight: Moderate
  • Eye Color: Light Brown
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Shoe Size: Not Available

Don Williams Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): James Andrew “Jim” Williams
  • Mother: Loveta Mae
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): 2 brothers
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse: Joy Bucher (m. 1960–2017)
  • Dating: Not Available
  • Children: Tim Williams

Don Williams Networth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $10 million
  • Salary: Under Review
  • Source of Income: Music

Don House and Cars

  • Place of living: To be Updated
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

Don Williams Songs

Don Williams was one of the greats in the country music scene. His songs are many, in their hundreds and therefore, it is impossible to list them all in one article. However, I chose the best fifteen songs from Williams according to billboard.com but placed them in no particular order. Being his fan, you can consider including them in your next playlist.

  • Tulsa Time
  • Good Old Boys Like Me
  • Lay Down Beside Me
  • I Believe In You
  • Rake and Ramblin’ Man
  • She Never Knew Me
  • If I Needed You
  • Another Place, Another Time
  • Some Broken Hearts Never Mend
  • Nobody But You
  • We’ve Got A Good Fire Goin
  • You’re My Best Friend
  • Walkin’ A Broken Heart
  • Just As Long As I Have You
  • Amanda

Don Williams Albums

  • Don Williams Volume One – Release date: June 1973
  • Don Williams Volume Two – Release date: January 1974
  • Don Williams Vol. III – Release date: September 25, 1974
  • You’re My Best Friend – Release date: April 1975
  • Harmony – Release date: April 5, 1976
  • Visions – Release date: January 17, 1977
  • Country Boy – Release date: September 13, 1977
  • Expressions – Release date: August 23, 1978
  • Portrait – Release date: October 19, 1979

The 1980s

  • I Believe in You – Release date: August 4, 1980
  • Especially for You – Release date: June 26, 1981
  • Listen to the Radio – Release date: March 26, 1982
  • Yellow Moon – Release date: March 25, 1983
  • Cafe Carolina – Release date: May 14, 1984
  • New Moves – Release date: January 17, 1986
  • Traces – Release date: October 14, 1987
  • One Good Well – Release date: April 28, 1989
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The 1990s

  • True Love – Release date: August 7, 1990
  • Currents – Release date: March 10, 1992
  • Borrowed Tales – Release date: August 8, 1995
  • Flatlands – Release date: October 8, 1996
  • I Turn the Page – Release date: October 27, 1998

The 2000s and 2010s

  • My Heart to You – Release date: April 27, 2004
  • And So It Goes – Release date: June 19, 2012
  • Reflections – Release date:  March 11, 2014

Don Williams Net Worth

Williams started out working various odd jobs after serving in the military for two years. Later, himself alongside Susan Taylor and Lofton Cline formed the group he Pozo-Seco Singers. It was after starting a solo career in 1971 that he really found success. Most of his income came from album sales and performances. As at the time of his death in 2017, Williams was estimated to have a net worth of $10 million.

Frequently Asked Questions About Don Williams

Who is Don Williams?

Williams was an American country music singer and songwriter from Texas, USA, nicknamed The Gentle Giant. He is a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Willams died on September 8, 2017, at 78 years old.

How old is Don Williams?

Williams was 78 years old at the time of his death.

Where Is Don Williams Buried?

The funeral of Williams was a private ceremony and his final burial place was not disclosed to the public and is only known to close relatives and friends.

Is Don Williams married?

In April of 1960, Williams married Joy Janene Bucher. In order to support himself, his wife, and their two children, Gary and Timmy, he worked a number of odd jobs. In 1964, while living in Corpus Christi, Williams, Lofton Cline and Susan Taylor formed the Pozo Seco Singers, a folk trio. The Williams always kept their private life under wraps and as such, there are no available Don Williams’ family photos on the internet.

How much is Don Williams worth?

As at the time of his death in 2017, Williams was estimated to have a net worth of $10 million.

Is Don Williams dead or alive?

He died in September 2017, in Mobile, Alabama, after a brief struggle with emphysema according to his publicist, Kirt Webster. Williams was 78 years old at the time of his death.

How tall was Don Williams?

Williams was nicknamed The Gentle Giant not for his height but for his deep voice and calmness. He stood at 6″ 1″.

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