Nov. 23, 1952 Oct. 19, 2007
NORWALK Richard W. Williams, 54, of Norwalk, died Friday at Twilight Gardens in Norwalk, surrounded by family. He had resided there for the past two years. He was born Nov. 23, 1952 in Norwalk. He was a 1972 graduate of Huron High School and the Auto Mechanics program at EHOVE.
Richard was proud of his military service with the 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 included Huron Lime Company, Norwalk Waste Materials and several area trucking companies. He adored his grandchildren and enjoyed family gatherings. He also loved country music, line dancing, riding ATV's, camping, fishing and hiking.
He is survived by his 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 stepmother, Donald G. and Mary Williams of Norwalk; 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; stepsisters, Debbie Wobser, Gail Boales and Paula Chesser; stepbrothers, Larry Ross and Tom Ross and Robert Croll, Jr., James Croll and Timothy Croll; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn C. Croll; stepfather, Robert Croll, Sr.; a brother, Timothy P. Williams; and a brother-in-law, Steve Carvalho.
Interment with military rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk. Memorial services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Freewill Baptist Church, 670 Keefer St., Willard, with the Rev. Ron Parsons officiating.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the family in care of Eastman Funeral Home, 49 W. Main St., Greenwich.