Dr. Richard Lee Williams of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Lecoma, Missouri on January 20, 1940 to Roger and Jessica Williams (nee Scott) and passed away on September 2, 2020 at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 12 days.
He married Almeta Jones on January 23, 1958.
In 1980, Richard graduated with a BA in Pastoral Administration from Tri-State Baptist College and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Tri-State Baptist College in 1988. He pastored at First Baptist Church of Eastbay in Riverview, Florida from 1981-1991 and Meramec Valley Baptist Church in St. Cloud, Missouri from 1991-present.
His hobbies were building, gardening and reading, especially World War II material because it hearkened to the war his father fought in.
His many friends and family will remember and miss him for his good humor, big heart, and enduring loyalty and love for his Lord Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Jessica Williams; and one brother, Roger Daniel Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Almeta; three children, Kelly Jo and husband Steve Peters of Bourbon, Missouri, Richard Erik Williams and wife Michelle of Bourbon, Missouri and Amy Linette and husband George Jainchill of Columbia, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Linda Mathis; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Meramec Valley Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Meramec Valley Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Pastors Erik Williams and George Jainchill officiating.
Interment was held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 in the Matlock Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.