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Obituary for Richard Williams Sr.

Richard  Williams Sr.
Richard C. Williams, Sr., 79, of Lambertville, NJ, died on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Capital Health Fuld Campus in Trenton, NJ.

Born on November 10, 1938 in Trenton, NJ, he was the son of Oscar and Mary Hall Williams.
Richard grew up in a large and loving family where he was called “Snookums”. He attended Lambertville schools. He was a construction worker with Local 472 Heavy and General Construction Laborers from 1969 until his retirement in 2000. He worked hard to provide for his family. A devoted husband to his beloved wife, Ruby, together, they were dedicated to their family.

Richard was a skilled hunter and looked forward to November and the start of hunting season. He was an active gun club member of New Jersey gun clubs and the NRA. Richard loved good food and was an excellent game chef. He enjoyed both fresh and salt water fishing.

Richard was a man of faith. An active member of the Church of the Living God Deliverance Ministry in Trenton, Richard was a Deacon. He served as a greeter on Sunday and took up the offering. He was always quick to help those in need. Whatever the situation, Richard’s great sense of humor was present.

He was the husband of the late Ruby Dell Mosley Williams, the father of the late Linda A. Williams Nance, the son of the late Oscar and Mary Hall Williams and the brother of the late Jennie Holland, Oscar Williams, Abraham Williams, Thomas “Tim” Williams, Glenn W. Williams, and Walter Burley.
He is survived by his children Richard C. Williams, Jr. of Flemington, Rodney O. Williams of Lambertville, Eric W. Williams of Lambertville, Traver C. Williams of Lehighton, PA; and Ronald Brown of Kansas City, MO; his companion Phyllis W. Cooper of Trenton; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11 am at the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home 21 York Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (vhmfh.com). Interment will follow at the Holcombe-Riverview Cemetery, Delaware Township, NJ.

Calling hours at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 9 am until the start of services.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Church of the Living God, 123 Stokes Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08038.

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