If you’ve lived long enough in Oklahoma, you surely are familiar with his big personality and familiar voice.
Sadly, we lost our good friend, Danny Williams, Tuesday night at the age of 85.
Some will remember him most recently from his long-running morning show on KOMA radio.
Williams’ legendary career spans seven decades in Oklahoma, back to when television first arrived in our state.
He was 3D Danny in a children’s show back in the 1950s, a regular as Xavier T. Willard on the Foreman Scotty Show, and host of the long running day time talk show, Danny’s Day in the ’60s and ’70s.
We spoke with him when he retired back in 2008.
“Oh man, I’m so humbled I can’t see straight,” Willams said back in 2008. “My phone has not stopped ringing. People telling me they love me, they’ve listened to me.”
“I knew that he would be missed, that it would be an important event, but the outpouring of affection and comments and memories,” Shevaun Williams said, Danny Williams’ daughter.
Now, after his death, his daughter is receiving that same love and shared some of the comments from her Facebook page with us.
“In the ’60s after school, I went racing home to see what your dad and Foreman Scotty were up to in the bunkhouse,” Shevaun read in one post. “It was a ritual for a whole generation of us Okie kids. We will carry him in our hearts forever.”
“No matter how early it was, he always met everyone with a smile,” another post read. “He was a true Oklahoma treasure and will be greatly missed.”
“Danny was so talented, no matter what he touched it turned into gold.” Mike Munday said, who worked with Williams. “I mean he was absolutely incredible.”