Richard W. Williams, 54, of Norwalk, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, in Twilight Gardens in Norwalk, surrounded by family. He had lived there for the last two years.
He was born Nov. 23, 1952, in Norwalk and was a 1972 graduate of Huron High School and the Auto Mechanics program at EHOVE. Richard was proud of his military service with the U.S. Army and Company C 612 Eng. Bn. Army National Guard of Norwalk. He received a letter of commendation from the U.S. Army Co. D 3rd Battalion 5th Training Brigade at Ft. Dix, N.J. for most outstanding solder of his platoon. His employers include, Huron Lime Company, Norwalk Waste Materials and several area trucking companies, he drove for. He adored his grandchildren and enjoyed family gatherings. He also loved country music, line dancing, riding ATV's, camping, fishing and hiking.
Richard is survived by three sons, David W. Williams of Tiffin, James A. (Angela) Williams of Greenwich and Benjamin P. (Kelly) Williams of North Fairfield; a daughter, Rebecca L. (Timothy) Parsons of Mansfield; former wife, Bridget Enderby of Greenwich; father and step-mother, Donald G. and Mary Williams of Norwalk; five sisters, Sally A. Garlock of Toledo, Donna C. (Nick) Phillips of Norwalk, Julie A. Carvalho of North Hills, Pa., Nancy L. (Arthur) Williams of Dunedin, Fla., and Estelle L. Zacharyasz of Norwalk; a brother, Jerry (Monica) Williams of Norwalk; 11 grandchildren; three stepsisters, Debbie Wobser, Gail Boales and Paula Chesser; five stepbrothers, Larry and Tom Ross, Robert Croll Jr. and James and Timothy Croll; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn C. Croll; step father, Robert Croll, Sr.; a brother, Timothy P. Williams; and a brother in law, Steve Carvalho.
Interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk with military rites conducted. Memorial services will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Freewill Baptist Church, 670 Keefer St., Willard, with Pastor Ron Parsons officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family in care of Eastman Funeral Home, 49 W. Main St., Greenwich.
Condolences may be sent to eastmanfuneralhome.com.