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Richard was a very active and talented performer, working—among other groups—with Amelia Musical Playhouse, Island Chamber Singers, and the Nassau Community Band.
I will miss Mr. Williams, his amazing smile and humor. Visiting with him as his nurse was a true pleasure.
Our family grew to love Richard as a friend and brother in the Lord, enjoying both his humor and his ability to connect with young people (of all ages). During the course of his illness, he remained steadfast in not wishing to be a burden to those who loved him, yet welcomed us into his suffering with warmth and gratitude. We will truly miss his caring concern for how we are doing, and that we can no longer stop by for a visit and old stories and that smile. May God bless those who grieve his absence to know it is now well with his soul; his faith has been made sight, and the Lord has delivered him from all the pain he has borne on this earth.
Richard was involved with the Camden County Community Band. We will miss him greatly.
Richard also leaves his father, David and Step-Mother Lenore, Brother Douglas and sister Vickie. He is survived by 2 wonderful children, Daniel Robert and Jennifer Robin Williams. 3 beautiful Grandchildren, Alexis Sabrina, Abigail Lauren and Andrew Daniel Williams, and 1 Amazing Great-Grandaughter Arabella Rose Williams.
My condolences to whomever reads this that his children weren't included in his obituary.
Richard David Williams
Mr. Richard D. Williams, age 70 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Born in Longbranch, New Jersey, he was a son of the late David and Ruth Woodward Williams.
A Navy veteran, Richard moved to the area over 30 years ago when he was associated with General Dynamics at Kings Bay Submarine Base. He later started his own business, “Mr. Richard Covers It”, a general contracting and handyman service.
For many years, Richard was involved with youth soccer in the area. He coached 24 teams over the years and served as an officiating referee for 30 years. He was also active, with his children, in scouting. He was also able to get special permission to serve as “Den Mother” when no one else was able to do so. Richard attended Amelia Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and conducted the youth Hand Bell choir.
Richard will be missed by his kayaking buddies and those who loved him at Amelia Baptist Church.
He will be laid to rest in Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date.