Richard James Williams

March 23, 1941 ~ November 4, 2019 (age 78)


Richard James Williams 78 of Danville, passed this life at 2:17 p.m. Monday November 4, 2019 at his residence. Richard was born March 23, 1941 in Tilton, IL to James and Rosetta Gossett Williams.

He retired from General Motors Central Foundry Division, and owned and operated Blue Lake Stables in Catlin IL. Dick enjoyed horses, particularly Barrel racing and Pole Bending, Hiking with his wife and dog Tanzy. Dick and his wife traveled extensively across the United States in their RV. He loved the Pacific Northwest and wintering in Desert Hot Springs, CA.

He was the founder of the P.U.S.H. prayer group in 1999. Dick loved to Praise the Lord. His love for the Lord was contagious. He was a dedicated prayer warrior. He loved his church family.

Dick married Cathy Bann Williams on November 16, 1985. He was previously married to Joyce Arnold and they have sons; Rick and Mike Williams. Dick is survived by his wife Cathy, sons; Rick and Mike, sister-in-law Elaine (Richard) Powell and several nieces and nephews.

A Homegoing Celebration will commence at 12:00 Noon Monday November 11, 2019 at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating: Pastor Thomas W. Miller. Cremation will follow. A Public viewing will be from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday November 10, 2019 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams.

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November 10, 2019

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Leek & Sons Funeral Home
304 East Williams
Danville, IL 61832

November 11, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
New Life Church of Faith 1419 N. Bowman Ave (Danville)

Funeral Service
November 11, 2019

12:00 PM
New Life Church of Faith 1419 N. Bowman Ave (Danville)

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