William Richard “Shad” Williams age 73 of Leland passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
He was born on February 5, 1945 to W.H. (Willie) Williams and Norman Sellars McLellon.
He is survived by his children, Billy, Ryan (Heather), Lauren (Stewart), and Garrett; grandchildren Will, Gracie, Olivia, and Sawyer. He is also survived by his sister, Terry Child, his uncle, Houston Williams, his aunts, Mae Brinson and Betty Sellars; his nephew, Joe Child, niece Jody Walker(Chris), great niece Lydia Walker, great nephews, Zeke Walker and Willie Child, and a very special friend, Mary Ann McGee, and many loving cousins.
Richard retired from Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal after 35 years of service. He proudly served his country in the US Army and served 2 tours in Vietnam. He coached Little League baseball for many years. He loved hunting and fishing. He was a bass guitar player and played in gospel and county bands for several years. Richard dearly loved his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 am Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Elah Baptist Church with burial at the Nelson Family Cemetery. The family will greet friends an hour before the service at the Elah Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Family members will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodger Ganey, John Thomas Williams, Jimmy Nelson, Mike Gore, Tim Brinson, Jay Child, Chris Walker, and Duck Cook.
In lieu of flowers consider a memorial gift to the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel 525 Village Rd., Leland, NC 28451. 910-383-3511