RICHARD MORGAN WILLIAMS
Richard Morgan Williams, 86, passed away on June 10, after a long battle with cancer. He was born to Sydney and Anna (Hughes) Williams on December 6, 1933, in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in the Perrysburg Township/City of Perrysburg area. He attended Glenwood Elementary School and Perrysburg High School, graduating in 1952. Richard married the girl next door, Sharon Davis, and they had three children, Cheryl, Tom and Rich. Sharon and Dick were married for 57 years.
Richard always was a hard worker. He began doing yard work in his teens at the estates along River Road in Perrysburg. He worked for a short period of time at the A & P Store in Rossford. Dick also spent several years employed for the Rossford Ordinance Depot. His last job was at Plant 6 at the Rossford Libbey-Owens-Ford Plant, where he worked for 36 years.
Richard spent a large portion of his life volunteering on behalf of local churches. Dick and Sharon were married at Zoar Lutheran Church and then transferred as charter members to the mission church, Lutheran Church of the Master in Perrysburg. At Church of the Master, he was an usher, a deacon, Boy Scout committee member, Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. He loved church gatherings, especially church potlucks. For the past several years, Dick returned as a member of Zoar Lutheran Church, where he also volunteered.
Richard liked to travel, work in the yard and watch news and television programs about history. He had a great recall of historical events that happened with family members. He was a great listener and enjoyed talking with people from all walks of life. Since his passing, the family has heard from neighbors, family members and others about how much they enjoyed talking with Dick. One of his favorite treats was to go to Wendy’s for a doublestacker, where he always put his name as “Will” on his orders.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon; son Richard, and brother, Robert Williams. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Williams (Perrysburg); son, Thomas (Kathy); brother, William Williams; sister, Ellen Williams, and sister-in-law, Nancy Williams. He also is survived by three grandchildren, Thomas, Amanda and Ryan, and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Nicholas, and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will take place on Monday, June 29, at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the church requests masks be worn. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., at the church with a memorial service at 1 p.m., followed by interment at Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the Cremation Society of Toledo, toledocremation.com. In lieu of flowers, friends and families are asked to consider donations to Zoar Lutheran Church or to charities of the donor’s choice.