Richard Williams, affectionately known as "Buster," entered eternal rest on January 8th 2011 at his home in Camden, South Carolina. Richard was born in Camden, South Carolina on May 14, 1944. He was the son of the late Willie T. Williams and Margaret Jones Williams.
Mr. Williams received his early religious training at Saint Paul United Methodist Church; he was converted at an early age and joined the church where he remained during his life, serving where ever needed. He was a graduate of Jackson High School and The South Carolina Area Trade School; presently known as Denmark Technical College, it was there where he met his wife. He served during the Vietnam Conflict; upon his Honorable discharged he returned home and married Mae Frances Williams his devoted wife of 40 years. During this time he became a member of the Universal Masonic Brotherhood and Order of the Eastern Stars. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The Union of Richard and Mae would produce three children who are left to cherish his memories; Kim Williams – Redmond of Syracuse, Utah, Michelle Williams of Camden, S.C. and Richard T. Williams of Charlotte, N.C. He also leaves behind one son-in-law, Chris Redmond of Utah and cherished friend of the family, Kristie Boggan.
He was a loving Grandfather to Jaffari O’Sean Williams of Camden, his Pa Pa’s constant companion. His other grandchildren are Mckayla Brianna Redmond of Syracuse, Utah, Christian Eugene Redmond of Syracuse, Utah and Jordyn Mikayla Williams of Charlotte, N.C.
"Buster" is preceded in death by his mother, the late Mrs. Margaret Jones Williams, his father, the late Willie T. Williams, and three brothers; Mr. Johnny Williams, Mr. Willie Williams Jr., and David Williams.
He leaves behind four sisters; Ms. Rosetta Williams of N.Y., Mrs. Lottie Davis of N.Y., Mrs. Marjorie Caviness of Charlotte, N.C., and Ms. Ester Williams of Camden, S.C. Five sister-in-Laws, Mary Youngblood of Walterboro S.C., Ernestine Youngblood – Cochran ( Vernon) of Dumfries, Virginia, Vera Youngblood Cooper ( Heyward) of Walterboro S.C., Willie Mae Williams of Queens, N.Y., Mary Williams of Jamaica, N.Y. He also leaves behind a lifetime and loyal friend, John Cantey JR "Buggy" (Good ole Buster and Buggy). "Buster also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and his beloved Knights Hill Community.
Funeral service for Mr. Richard "Buster" Williams will be held Thursday, January 13, 2011, 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.