William Stephen Williams

William Stephen Williams’ best friend, Warren Vieth, a news editor for the Los Angeles Times’ Washington Bureau, wrote that he remembered the two forming a garage band during their teen-age years. The two became friends in second grade while growing up in Kingfisher. Vieth said he last heard from Williams on April 7 through an E-mail computer message asking for help with a song he was writing. Williams was struggling with the verses but he liked a chorus he had written: “Grab the world and shake it now, or maybe you never will.” Vieth said, “Looks like the world reached up and grabbed Steve before he could finish his song. ” Williams, 42, of Cashion, was an operations supervisor for the Social Security Administration. His wife’s name is Barbara and he had three daughters.