Randall Keith Williams, Sr.
Randall Keith Williams, Sr. of Oxford died April 27, 2012. He was 61 years of age at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Thomas Williams.
He graduated from Newton County High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the University of Georgia. He honorably served in the United States Army, being stationed in Berlin, Germany. Most of his employment was spent working with dairymen in Georgia. Curtis Breeding Service, Select Sires, Dairy Partners, and Southern States were companies that he represented. He loved horses and spent hours riding and going to the Pony Express. He found great joy in serving his church family which led to creating a food bank at Covington Christian Church, and helping start the Newton County Christian Youth Softball League. Prayers for his strength during his last years with ALS-FTD were an encouragement to him.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Sharyn E. Williams of Oxford; daughter, Amy Louise Williams of Oxford; sons and daughters-in-law, Randall Keith, Jr. and Leah Williams of Smyrna, Michael Carsten and Katherine Williams of Oxford; granddaughters, Ashleigh Williams, Autymn Williams, Audrey Williams, and Alexis Williams; mother, Weston Williams Barnette of Oxford; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel T. and Martha Williams of Oxford; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mr. Williams was held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 30, at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road in Covington, with Pastor Steve Love officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday, April 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for research may be made to The Association for Frontotemperal Degeneration, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087 (www.theaftd.org).
Printed in the May 3rd, 2012 edition.