Steve Williams

Stephen G. “Steve” Williams, 69, of Arkansas City, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at his home with his family by his side.

Cremation has been effected.

Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home Chapel. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery.

The family requests friends wear their Kansas City Chiefs or Kansas City Royals fan gear to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Kansas Veterans Home of Winfield. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at

Steve was born Oct. 7, 1950, in Arkansas City, to William and Georgia Lee (VanZant) Williams. He was reared and educated in Arkansas City, graduating in 1968. He joined the U.S. Army in 1969 and was honorably discharged in 1975.

He married Tracey Eileen Potter on Jan. 19, 1971, in Honolulu. The couple made their home in Arkansas City after Steve’s Army service. Steve worked in the maintenance department at Total Refinery for many years and later in maintenance and grounds for USD 470. He was a lifetime member of the Spencer-Ralston Post 125 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew, Nicholas Potter; and a great-nephew, Noah Nelson.

Survivors include his wife, Tracey, of the home; daughter, Michelle “Shelly” and husband, Erik Huffman, of Arkansas City; sister, Nancy and husband, “AC” Boland, of Pratt; sister-in-law, Trudy and husband, Dave Kennedy, of Arkansas City; two grandchildren, Alivia and Hayley Huffman; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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