William Richard Williams

February 5, 1945 - March 17, 2018
William Richard Williams

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

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  • March 20, 2018
    Steve Kerr says:
    Shad was a exemplary employee and truly dedicated to Sunny Point. He was the backbone of our railroad and well respected by everyone. May peace be with his family and friends during this time.

  • March 20, 2018
    Sarah Lewis says:
    I worked with Shad for many years. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. My thoughts and Prayers are with family and friends during this time.

  • March 20, 2018
    Rick Gore says:
    Worked with Shad for over 35 yrs,Always made the day with his witty charm.There s a lot that can be said, but mainly I hope you rest in peace knowing you were loved here on earth,can still hear you now, "Do what?" Love you! Rick Gore and the rest of sunny point Railroad.

  • March 22, 2018
    Diane Burroughs says:
    I attended a funeral today of my first cousin Richard Williams. He was a part of my childhood and family memories. He always told me I was "pretty" and gave me a hug like he did so many others. I love all of my cousins and want them to know it. I could not stay for the family gathering afterwards because Cliff was not feeling well at all. I want them to know my heart and prayers are with them. ♥