He attended Stafford High School in Kansas; graduated in 1953. Amos was exceptionally active in high school activities: Boys’ State, Student Council, football, tennis, track, basketball, chorus, Hi-Y and band. The Class of 1953 credits Dr. Williams with being “The One” that nearly keeps class members informed and connected to each other. He was inducted in the High School Hall of Fame in 2012.
Amos served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, during the Korean Conflict, 1955-58. He is a life member of the 11th Airborne Division, Hqs. 503rd A.I.R.
He graduated from Sterling College, next earning a Master’s degree of Periodontics from the University of Missouri, and later a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UMKC.
Dr. Williams mentored dental students for 15+ years. He cared for many veterans in the Kansas City area for more than 30 years as the Dental Service Chief with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
After retirement he studied tax preparation and served as a Senior Tax Advisor from 2001 – 2014. Through volunteerism, Amos served many projects, and was Kansas City Chairman of the United Campaign for all federal employees. Amos is a former President of RKO Chapter of Omicron Kappa Epsilon, a Dental Honor Society, and former President of the UMKC Alumni Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Joan “Jo” Williams and both parents. Survived by his daughter, Heather Lindquist and her husband, Wesley; a granddaughter, Danielle Lindquist; three siblings: Marcia Gorton, Danny Williams and David Williams. Amos will be greatly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him.
The family will receive friends from 3-5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. A memorial service celebrating Dr. William’s life will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2016 at the New Hope Church, 4330 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64116. Memorial contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs. The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Dr. Williams and condolences may be left at meyersfuneralchapel.com