Dr. Michael Orval Williams

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Dr. Michael Orval Williams

June 19, 1948 - August 02, 2018

Dr. Michael Orval Williams, of Edmond Okla., died in the care of hospice, surrounded by his family on Aug. 2, 2018.
Michael is survived by his wife Carol Williams of Edmond; children Nathan Williams and Kelsi Williams of Edmond; Ian Williams and his wife Amber of Tulsa, Okla., and Taylor Williams of Oklahoma City, Okla. He also is survived by his brother Dr. Ron Williams and his spouse Connie Williams of Conroe, Texas and three grandchildren, Melody, Jayden and Kiera Williams.
Mike was preceded in death by his son Sean Williams of Oklahoma City, Okla. and his parents Orval and Maxine Williams of St. Louis, Mo.
Michael was born in St. Louis, Mo. on June 19, 1948 to Orval and Maxine Williams in St. Louis. A very close family, he and his younger brother spent much of their time together enjoying sports and attending St. Louis Cardinal Games at Sportsman's Park. Michael attended the University of Missouri in St. Louis, and then went on to Medical School at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, with residencies at both Barnes Hospital of St. Louis and the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Over his near 40-year career, he worked with Orthopedic Associates, Oklahoma Sports Science and Orthopedics, and Integris Orthopedics of Edmond. His practice was exclusively adult reconstruction surgery. Along with his many accomplishments he was also published and was a designer of various orthopedic nails including the Vector and Y Nail for femoral fractures. Early on, he was a clinical investigator for the Ilizarov procedure, which provided early mobility for many patients. There was no fracture he was reluctant to repair.
In addition to his illustrious career, Michael was accomplished in singing, playing the guitar, and wood working. He could make beautiful things from just scraps of wood and could repair anything. He was passionate about history, and knowledgeable on countless topics, but especially loved anything that was related to trains, planes, and motorcycles. Michael was a hard working individual and though opinionated, was adored and loved by many. He will be remembered as always placing his patients first while being a trailblazer in many unique procedures that are now practiced routinely.
Mike passed away peacefully in the hospice house after a long illness. He was surrounded by the love of all his family members. He truly was a leader in his field and a great father, husband, brother, and colleague. He will be deeply missed.
A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 at the Edmond Church of Christ on 9th and Bryant, along with a graveside service at Grace lawn Cemetery in Edmond to follow. Everyone is welcome to celebrate this wonderful man.
To honor the great care Mike received at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Jim Thorpe 3 EAST, in lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the INTEGRIS Foundation 3030 NW Expressway, Ste. 1600, OKC, OK 73112.
Published on August 3, 2018
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29 posts

Brenda Tamura
Aug 16, 2018
I will miss him. He was very caring, & has been the best ortho I’ve seen in the last 39 yrs of having JRA. He didn’t treat me like I had a sports injury, like others. It helped with the rehab & recovery of my hip revision, then the knee replacement, followed by the same as revision. I truly miss him. Prayers for his family.
Gary S Gordon
Aug 10, 2018
Michael was extraordinary. We were friends for close to 40 years. He did orthroscopic surgery on my left knee in 1982, had me up and walking later that day, and he had me on my way to Hawaii for a vacation that same week. He was brilliant, charming, kind, and a wonderful friend. I cherish the time I spent with him. Everyone will miss him, forever...........
Joyce Gragg
Aug 10, 2018
i was very sad to hear of Dr. Williams' passing. I had health problems caused by a knee replacement and would not go back to that surgeon. Dr. Williams was highly recommended to me for my other knee replacement. I felt extremely blessed that he was my surgeon. He made me feel comfortable and confident the first time I saw him. I had no problems with my second surgery. He was always very kind and encouraging. I knew I could call him if I had any problems. He was such a wonderful person and doctor. I will really miss talking to him.
Larry BomhoffMy
Aug 06, 2018
Dr Williams was a friend to all he met and knew. He was the type of fellow that I hope that my grandsons grow up to be. I will always remember him. My prayers are with his family and close friends.
Roger Brewer
Aug 06, 2018
Dr. William was the best of the best. One of the best compliments I heard over and over again from other physicians was if they were ever in an accident, no other docter was better than Dr. Williams for trauma.. He was the guy they wanted to take care of them. He was not only a friend, but as a patient, he was 1st class and touched everyone he came in contact with. You be missed by many my friend.
Betty Vandenburg
Aug 06, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Dr Williams passing. I worked closely with him at Edmond Hospital. He was on of the most respected physician I have ever known. He was the same with one and all. His focus was always on the patient and what was best for them. He was a great leader in the healthcare arena and will be missed by all that met him.
ron caldwell
Aug 06, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about dr. Williams he will be deeply missed he has touched so many people he was a good doctor great surgeon a good person I will pray for his family
Martha Millard
Aug 06, 2018
I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Williams passing. I was a patient of his from 1999 until his passing. He performed my total hip replacement in 1999 when I was only 29. He truly was the best of the best at the time and remained so through his entire career. He performed my hip revision in 2013, and I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon once again. I will miss him as a patient but also as a friend. I know he truly loved his family and spoke of them kindly throughout the years. I can only imagine the loss at his passing. I will truly miss him and his smile. He saved me from a lifetime of pain and depression, and I will forever be grateful for this talented man, who shared his expertise wi...th us.Read more
Paula Means
Aug 06, 2018
I took care of Dr. Williams’s patients as an orthopedic nurse at Integris Baptist Medical Center. He gave the same care and concern for his patients whether they lived on the street or in Nichols Hills. He would take someone as a patient whether they had insurance or not and that is what impressed me the most. His skill as a surgeon, his innovative ideas and st one time the only surgeon in the city to use the Ilizarov and how he made sure the nurses and patient knew how and when to turn the screws! In one of our team building classes at Integris we were asked to name 3 people we would want on a deserted island . I said Robert Kennedy to talk to, Michael Crawford to sing to me and Michael ...Williams so I could look at his eyes!Read more
Jessica Larkin
Aug 06, 2018
I have been a patient of Dr Williams for 15 years. He has worked miracles on my hip. He will be greatly missed. He was an amazing, kind man that will be missed greatly.
Sue Surface
Aug 06, 2018
You will be renewed, cared for and loved by Jesus. You will remain in the hearts of family and friends.
Misty Munson of Edmond Ok
Aug 06, 2018
I'm so sad to hear of Dr. Williams passing. I was lucky to be one of his patients when he was at OU. I'm blessed to work for Integris and found out he was with them too. I had my TKA done in 2016. He is and was a brilliant surgeon. The kindest and sweetest man. I wish I could come celebrate his beautiful life, but I am having yet another surgery. Praying for everyone
Mark Denney
Aug 06, 2018
A great man who will be missed.
Karen Shaw
Aug 06, 2018
I worked with him years ago & after leaving OSSO, I referred so many people to him. He was a great physician & so personable to work with. He will be missed.
Whitney Pyle
Aug 06, 2018
When I was in a bad car wreck, ejected out the back windshield I was left to fight for my life and had many health issues accur. One being my humerus was completely broken into , leaving the bones to sit on top of each other. I also had lost the whole use of my left hand/arm. The doctor's wanted to send me home like that when it was finally time to discharge. So the next morning I was called into Dr Williams office thanks to a doctor I knew, knowing Dr Williams could handle difficult case's. When I met Dr Williams I felt a comfortable feeling, his passionate and caring spirits about him with his patients. He seen how bad I was and told me I'm going into Surgery first thing the next morning,... he was so upset how they weren't worried about this, when he said It was a big deal. He was the perfect doctor to take on the case with my nerve being messed up in the mix as well. He wasn't sure 100% if I would gain my use back at all, if so it may take up to a year. Thanks for his amazing work , I gained it back in 4 months. Seeing his face light up when he seen me at the office and hearing I was gaining it back was priceless. When he had to take out all 40 staples one-by-one he was so worried he was hurting me and that I wouldn't want to come back, told him it's not hurting at all and that he was very gentle and caring of his patient's well being. When I first seen him at Integris Health Edmond after 8 years of surgery he instantly remembered who I was and asked how it's holding up, once again he had that bright caring face glowing when I told him all was well. Even watching him come into the hospital and check on his patient's with passion. Dr Williams was one of a kind and will greatly be missed by Many.Read more
Tony Oda
Aug 06, 2018
I worked at Nortwest Surgical as a Rad. Tech. and I always liked working in his cases as he would have the whole staff in stiches with his humor and outlook on issues. He was very upfront with his beliefs and it was refreshing to work with a doctor that was so straight with us. Dr. Williams and his unique character will be missed
R I P , Sir.
Shelley lollis
Aug 06, 2018
I worked with Dr. Williams in the late 90s at OSSO. He was good to work with and was great with his patients. He will be missed.
Gerald and Nancy Wiedemann
Aug 05, 2018
Dr Williams saved Geralds leg from amputation many times he always treated Gerald very well . He will be greatly missed .
Brandy Steelman
Aug 05, 2018
I was an ER nurse at Integris Edmond and had the pleasure of working with Dr Williams. He was a hard working doctor who took pride in what he did. He also took care of my brother 2 yrs ago, and saved his life. What a legacy he leaves behind. Prayers for his family and friends as they grieve his loss.
Ben Dobbins
Aug 05, 2018
Super person will be missed
Donna Plewes
Aug 05, 2018
Many wonderful memories with Dr Williams, particularly at OU Medical Center, Edmond. He was passionate about his patients, for sure, and wanted only the best for them. A strong medical staff leader, he let me know JUST what he thought of the regulations I might cite, especially if they contributed to him being unable to do what he thought was best for his patients. Dr Williams really was a kind, thoughtful and supportive person- I gained a great deal of understanding of many facets of healthcare though his kind advice. I will miss him! Somehow we were always running into each other at the Lowe's on Bryant and 2nd..Great conversations are had in parking lots. What a great man, and cont...ributor to the health and mobility of many. Thank you Dr Mike for all you were. I bet at Heaven's door, Sean gave you a huge embrace. May you be at peace, as well as those who hold you dear.Read more
Stacie Peterson
Aug 05, 2018
I am so very sorry... Mike was so loved by everyone... what a dear dear man. Sweet Carol...I will be lifting you and your babies up. I am just so sorry honey....❤️
Bryan Peterson
Aug 05, 2018
He was one of the finest surgeons I had the privilege to work with, I always enjoyed his cases and his company. He was my first choice to fix my hand when I fractured it back in 2014. I am deeply saddened by his passing.
Rita Pierce Vacchio
Aug 05, 2018
Dr. Williams did 2 rounds of residencies at Baptist Hospital
when I worked orthopedics there. I worked with him also at Orthopedic Associates and at Baptist Hospital.He was fun to work with and we all called him "Hollywood" because he was handsome and dressed in beautiful clothes.He was a very smart Doctor and will be missed.
Crystal Gulley
Aug 05, 2018
I worked with Dr. Williams at OU Edmond for several years. I really enjoyed getting to know him and work with him. He was fun and always nice. I didn't know he was ill. He will be dearly missed. I am sorry for your loss.