PCCA lost a loyal and dedicated supporter with the passing of Director Larry Williams in September. Williams was elected to represent grower-owners and their co-op gins in District 8 on PCCA’s Board in 2005. During his tenure on the board, he served as chairman of the Audit and Warehouse Committees and on the West Texas/ Oklahoma/Kansas Marketing Pool Committee. Williams also represented PCCA and its grower-owners at many meetings of state and national organizations.
During his farming career, Williams served for 23 years on the Central Rolling Plains Co-op Gin Board of Directors and served on the boards of the 10th District Farm Credit Council and Roscoe State Bank. He also served his community as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Roscoe for 39 years and as a member of the Roscoe School Board for 15 years.
“Larry was one of those men that could always be depended on, especially when challenges occurred,” said PCCA Chairman Eddie Smith. “I always valued his words of wisdom and support during those times.”
“I learned so much from Larry,” said PCCA President and CEO Kevin Brinkley. “I have never seen more dedication or a stronger sense of responsibility. No matter how diffcult the circumstances, he always showed up to do his duty. We will miss his wisdom and his knowledge but more importantly, we will miss his presence.”
PCCA extends its deepest sympathy to Williams’ wife, Virginia and other family members on his passing.