He moved to Lexington, Mississippi before his first birthday, where he lived until after college.
Shortly after his 18th birthday, David was drafted into the United States Army and served in the 99th Infantry Division in Belgium and Germany during the last few months of World War II, earning a Bronze Star Medal. Upon returning to the United States, he was preparing to be part of the Japan invasion force when Japan surrendered.
After being honorably discharged, he enrolled at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where he earned his law degree. He returned to Lexington where he worked as a lawyer for 2 or 3 years. Then he moved to Meridian, which became his permanent home.
David passed away July 22, 2006 in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He was laid to rest in Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, United States. 
↑ "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3BW-9ZV : 4 December 2020), James M Williams, 22 Jul 2006; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
↑ Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 December 2020), memorial page for James David Williams (30 Jul 1926–22 Jul 2006), Find A Grave: Memorial #113603404, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Jim Williams (contributor 48174169) .
↑ "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKTH-MXMK : accessed 27 May 2021), Mr James David Williams, Mississippi, United States, 24 Jul 2006; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Meridian Star, The, born-digital text.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XM1S-DZS : accessed 27 May 2021), David Williams in household of Thomas M Williams, Lexington, Holmes, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 24A, line 19, family 648, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1148; FHL microfilm 2,340,883.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYGL-49Y : 4 January 2021), David Williams in household of T M Williams, Beat 1, Holmes, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 26-2, sheet 4B, line 64, family 92, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2029.
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