Richard 'Rick' George Williams

Friday, February 9, 2018

Richard "Rick" George Williams, 68, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, losing his battle with cancer.

Rick was born Aug. 29, 1949 in Portland Mills, the son of Herman E. and Dorothy A. (Gorham) Williams.

In September 1984 he met Rhoda T. (Nixon) Williams at a Portland Mills picnic, and they were married on Sept. 28, 1985.

Rick was a hard worker. He worked several years for various farmers in the community after leaving school. He enjoyed working and farming with his neighbor, Delmas Abbott.

Rick went to work for the Putnam County Highway Department, working for 34 years, having to retire in May 2015 due to health reasons.

Rick loved life. His family and friends will remember him as a giver, not a taker, and a lover of God.

He was a member of Portland Mills Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda T. Williams; brothers Herman T. (Marie) Williams, Dave (Anna Mae) Williams, John Williams, William "Bill" Williams, Frank Williams, Robert (Sharon) Williams and Art (Sam) Williams; and a sister, Bea (Marty) Fallon.

Although Rick and Rhoda loved children, they had none, and filled the gap with the love of their family and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Marie Switzer, Mary Anne Vermillion and Elizabeth Delp.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle. Interment will follow at Bainbridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.BittlesandHurt.com.