Richard “Richy” J. Williams passed away on February 3rd, 2020 at Glens Falls Hospital after having had experienced a lengthy string of illnesses. He was 72 years old.
He is survived by his wife Gracie U. Williams; his siblings and their spouses Edward “Skip” Williams and Chris Williams, of Wurtsboro; Alfred “Al” Williams and Donna Williams of Stony Creek; and Mary and William “Skee” Koenig of Centralia, Washington; Karen Williams of Wurtsboro; his children Chelsea and Colby Williams of Stony Creek, and several nieces and nephews.
Richard John Williams was born on June 2nd, 1947 in Islip, New York to parents Alfred and Dorothy “Dixie” Williams. He married his wife Gracie U. Williams on May 28th, 1983 and they spent 36 wonderful years together residing in the town of Stony Creek, on their tranquil creek-side property. Richard served two tours in Vietnam as a member of the United States Army from which he was honorably discharged in 1969. Richard enjoyed a career as a long-distance truck driver which enabled him to enjoy many years of cross-country travel. He also had a great love for classic cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles.
He enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and pets while watching his favorite television shows and movies. He had a life-long passion for learning and was a man that often offered up interesting tidbits, especially belonging to the fields of history and religion.
Friends may call on Richard’s family from 12 to 2 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Alexander Funeral Home, 3809 Main St., Warrensburg.
A funeral service to celebrate his life will immediately follow the visitation at 2 pm, at the funeral home.
Spring burial with military honors will be conducted at a time to be announced in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corinth.
The family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Hoy of Glens Falls for his years of care and compassion toward Richard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Northeast Kidney Foundation located on 22 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12206, Phone #518-533-7880.
Please visit www.alexanderfh.net for online guest book, condolences, and directions.