Dr. David A. Williams, the son of Simon Williams and Frances Sarah Clayborn, was born June 27, 1925 in McKinney, Texas. He was baptized at an early age and attended school in McKinney, Texas where he graduated from Doty High School.
Dr. Williams served his country in the United States Navy. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bishop College May 27, 1949. Later, he met and soon married Augustine Coleman July 14, 1957. In 1963, they moved to Austin and joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church under the Pastoral Leadership of Reverend Robert L. Rowe. He was a faithful member of the Ebenezer Choir and served as one of the ministers at Ebenezer. In 1969, the Williams united with the First Baptist Church (Downtown) in Austin where they were both active in the First Baptist Church Choir. During this time, Dr. Williams received his Master of Education degree from Texas Southern University on August 16, 1970. He taught at A. N. McCallum High School in Austin ISD from 1972 to 1989. Later he earned a Doctor of Education degree from Baylor University May 11, 1979. Dr. Williams was honored in the Texas Senate July 30, 1981 with Senate Resolution No. 75. His teaching career spanned over many years where he served countless number of students in high school and college (Huston-Tillotson College, now Huston–Tillotson University). He reunited with Ebenezer August 30, 1986 and joined the Sanctuary Choir and the Men’s Chorus, where he continued to sing until his health began to decline.
Dr. Williams was predeceased by his parents and his wife of 61 years. He leaves to cherish his memory sons, Jackie Coleman, Stanley Williams, Ronald Williams; grandson, Adrian Williams; granddaughters, Layla Ellison, Alivia Coleman, Carrietta Coleman; a host of great grands and great-great grands; host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.