Richard Raymond Williams, 62, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at his home in Denison, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Grayson Bible Baptist Church in Sherman, Texas, with Dr. Eddy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville, Texas.
Rick was born Mar. 29,1956, in Landstuhl, West Germany to the late F.L. Williams and Maria Monica Altenburger.
Rick worked in the HVAC/refrigeration business for over 40 years. During this time, he owned his own successful residential and commercial HVAC and refrigeration company, drove a gasoline tanker, and began an 18-year career as the HVAC Supervisor at the Buster Cole State Jail in Bonham, Texas.
As much as Rick loved his chosen profession, he loved the people brought into his life even more. Never one to meet a stranger, Rick made a difference in the lives of countless people. His love for his LORD and Savior Jesus Christ was evident in every aspect of his life, and he was quick to share the knowledge of his Savior with those around him. His sincerity, wisdom, and sense of humor have guided many through hardships and pointed them straight to Jesus Christ.
After his LORD, his greatest love was his family. He married the love of his life, Sherry Ann Johnson, on Dec. 16,1977. Through the 41 years of love and laughter they shared--in both blessings and trials--they remained true to each other and to the One who brought them together.
The legacy Rick leaves for his family is full of faith, love and joyful devotion to his LORD. He wishes us all to remember the Scripture God gave him during his final mission on this earth. “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18. These are the words he lived before us and the words he encouraged us to live.
Rick is survived by his family; wife; Sherry Ann (Johnson) Williams of Denison, Texas; four children; Kristie Booth and husband Frederick of Durant; Laurie Bryant and husband Cale of Durant; Rick Williams, Jr., and wife Anna of Oklahoma City; Katie Freeman and husband Jarrod of Denison. 19 Grandchildren; Brenna Curtis and husband Joshua, Wesley Booth, Kaela Booth, Riley Booth, Bliss Bryant, Haven Bryant, Clayton Williams, Garrett Williams, Norah Williams, Michaela Williams, Julia Williams, Russell Williams, Bradley Williams, Cole Freeman, Lilliana Freeman, Evelyn Freeman, Emily Freeman, Wyatt Freeman, Isabella Freeman. Three great-grandchildren; Josiphine, Jasper and Jaiven Curtis. His mother; Maria Monica Williams of Sherman; Sisters; Susan Wilson of Sherman; Patricia Spaugh and husband Carroll of Sherman; Rebecca Oberholzer and husband Herbert of Salzburg, Austria; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
He is proceeded in death by his father F.L. Williams and his grandchildren Madeline and Jack Freeman.
Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.
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