Parade Marshall, jockey, rope man, altruistic, people person, entrepreneur
`The Rope Man' Buddy Williams is Kiowa Pioneer Days parade marshal Saturday
April 21, 2021
If you've ever met Buddy Williams, you'll most likely never forget him. Known as the "Rope Man" across the country, Williams has never met a stranger among the hundreds, probably thousands of people he's met at trade shows and fairs throughout the U.S.
Williams and Donna, his wife of almost 40 years, moved to Kiowa, Kansas in July 1987. They opened Custom Rope, a business that they moved from El Dorado. He said his business is nearly 50 years old which he began as Super Products that mainly manufactured tow ropes.
Kiowa's Chamber of Commerce selected Buddy as Kiowa's Pioneer Days parade m...