Bart Allen Williams, known to his athletes as “Coach Willy,” passed away at 47-years old on Dec. 2, 2018 from a year-long battle with cancer. Bart spent the last 13 years coaching in Pottsboro, Texas and considered that his forever home.
A native of Ardmore, Bart received a bachelor’s of secondary education from Northeastern Oklahoma State University, a master’s in gifted and talented education from Arkansas Tech University, and a master’s in educational administration from Lamar University. 
Bart began his coaching career at Arkansas Tech as a graduate assistant in football and continued with his first coaching job at Sherman High School. He then went on to coach in Pauls Valley for three years, and then Van Alstyne, Texas for four years. Pottsboro became his home as he began his 13th year of teaching and coaching this year there.
Bart was a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association and the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. He was also a member of Georgetown Baptist Church of Pottsboro.
Bart’s life was spent making the lives of high school kids better. He wanted every student/athlete to have a chance to succeed. His love for his students/athletes was immeasurable.
He is survived by a wife of twenty years, Alison Muldrew Williams, and two daughters, Haiden and Hadley of Pottsboro, Texas. He is also survived by a sister, Emily, a brother-in-law, Shawn Kelley, and a niece, Nova Mae all of Plano, Texas. He is also survived by an aunt, Cindy Baker and cousin Brian Baker of Wilson. He is also survived by his in-laws, Robert and Donna Hughes, of Ardmore.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jack Williams, his grandmother Betty, his father, Chuck, and his Mother, Linda, and his cousin, Jason, all of Ardmore.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at the Pottsboro High School Auditorium. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery in Ardmore. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Fisher Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you donate to:
Bart Williams Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp Scholarship Fund
Greater DFW FCA
2001 W. Plano Pkw
Suite 2050
Plano, TX 75075
Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.