Mr. Richard “Rick” Blaine Williams, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 7, 2023. He was 76.
A Celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Zion United Methodist Church in Baileyton, TN with Rev. and friend John Gann officiating. The church address 6090 Horton Highway, Greeneville, TN 37745. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hemophilia of Georgia at https://www.hog.org/fundraising/donate.asp
Rick was born July 24, 1946, in Greenville, TN to the late Blaine G. and Polly Hawkins Williams. He was raised in Baileyton, TN and attended Milligan College. He and Patty raised their family in Cleveland, TN where they spent many years. They recently moved to Georgia to be closer to all 7 of their grandchildren who affectionately called him “Papaw.”
He was an avid University of Tennessee fan, enjoyed working outdoors, and was currently volunteering in his grandsons’ school garden. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed attending and supporting ALL of his grandkids’ sporting events … and there were A LOT! He never missed a birthday or holiday and was a meticulous gift-wrapper! Rick loved to share God’s love freely with others. He loved big and unconditionally.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents, RK and Myrtle Williams. He will be missed by his wife of 53 years, Patty Williams; daughter and son-in-law, Nikki & Mike Estill; son and daughter-in-law Blaine & Derece Williams; brother, Christopher Williams; sister-in-law, Kathy Bennett; brother-in-law, Don Slaughter (Drema); grandchildren Ryker Williams, Dean Williams, Alec Williams, Grayson Estill, Miles Estill, EllaryWilliams, and Wren Williams; and many nephews, nieces and extended family whom he loved dearly.
Online condolences may be made at www.poolefuneralhome.net