Richard Lee Williams

Published 9:59 am Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Mr. Richard Lee Williams, 66, of Lexington, died on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born on Dec. 15, 1954 in Mercer County, W.Va. to the late Carl Ray and Peggy Sue Baker Williams.

Mr. Williams retired from Frito-Lay as a truck driver, where he operated under the CB handle, “Cat Daddy.”  In his free time, he enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson and working on cars, especially classic cars.  He treasured his job as supervisor, telling his boys how to fix it. Mr. Williams was devoted to his family and cherished his grandchildren. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many.

He was also preceded in death by: 2 siblings, Charlie Williams and Susan Williams; and a grandchild, D.J. Williams.

Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Brenda Gail Brooks Williams of the home; 3 children, Donald Williams (Tonya), Rodney Williams (Sarah), and Teresa Williams Duncan (Jeffery “Bubba”), all of Lexington; 6 grandchildren, Hobie Williams, Madison Williams, Dilan Williams, Ethan Williams, Colby Williams, and Dalton Duncan; siblings, David Williams (Lisa), George Williams, Linda Roten (Danny), Dreama Smith (Kate), and Sherri Messick.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 at Eaton Funeral Chapel in Mocksville, with the Rev. Greg McEwen officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park in Lexington. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Eaton Funeral Home.