Richard Randolph Williamswilliams, richard folder pic

1951-2017

Richard Randolph Williams was born on August 5, 1951 in Oklahoma City, OK. to Perry Franklin and Ann B (Jennings) Williams. He passed away on September 30, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK.

He died in the loving arms of his wife Gay and is resting at the feet of Jesus after his courageous 8 year fight against cancer.

Richard was preceded in death by his father Perry, mother Ann, daughter Caitlin, son Christopher and previous wife Donna Sue.

He is survived by his wife Gay Murphy Williams, Oklahoma City, OK; his daughter Rachael Williams, Plano, TX; step daughter Norla Lamonte and husband Brad, Peninsula, OH; step-son Travis Hildebrand and wife Megan, Georgetown, TX; grandchildren Kristin and Ashley Williams, Weatherford, OK; Anthony Williams, Alex, OK; and Jordan Williams, Plano, TX; Step grandchildren Claire and Leah Hildebrand, Georgetown, TX; brother Charles Williams and wife Martha, Lake Texoma, TX; Aunt Jo Jennings, Lawton, OK; brother–n-law Lomax Murphy Jr. and wife Marilyn, Ninety Six, SC.; Sister-n-law Annette Murphy and husband Dan Martin, Oklahoma City, OK; Brother-n-law Michael Murphy and wife Karrol, Kansas City, MO; sister-n-law Kay Hanks and husband Rick, Oklahoma City, OK.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Richard attended Lawton public schools and graduated in 1969 from Lawton High School.

Richard was the owner of Comfort Incorporated, an HVAC company in Oklahoma City. He was a patriotic citizen, civic leader and a proud lifetime member of American Business Clubs serving as an officer and member with The Lawton Ambucs.

He was previously employed for PSO in Lawton and in the HVAC industry with Jones Newby supply in Lawton, OK; Natkin Services, Oklahoma City; and Carrier Sales and Distribution Oklahoma. While living in Lawton Richard served as a Lawton City Councilman.

Richard enjoyed life and lived it just as he parted this earth…his way. He was ever the optimist, ever the emotional rock for his family and friends.

He graduated from Southern Nazarene University. He was a teaching assistant with the Lawton Dale Carnegie Organization., a Master Gardener through the OSU extension program, and continued his educational opportunities in the HVAC industry.

His services will be on Friday October 6, 2017 at 2pm at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK with interment at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Ok.

Comments

  1. I will truly miss him and send you, Gay, my prayers and thoughts. He was a fun-loving guy to work with and brought much laughter wherever he went. There are many funny stories we could pass on and someday when I see you maybe we will share them. God be with you aqnd your’s.

  2. Sorry to hear of Richards passing. He was a great guy to be around and a loyal and dedicated worker. I have known Richard since the early 80’s when he was a younger fun loving guy. He always seemed to light up the room where ever he was and is the type of personality that you always seem to enjoy.
    May the Lord bless you and the family as the coming days unfold. May his strength be yours.

  3. Gay, I’m just heartbroken to hear of this. I’m just so sorry, Richard was such a nice person and very helpful when we stated our business.
    Many hugs to you
    Thinking about you
    Patty Williams

  4. So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. We worked together at PSO quite a few years ago. He was a pleasure to work with and a great guy. May God send you peace and comfort at this time.

  5. HIGH FLIGHT
    John Gillespie Magee, Jr

    “Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of –Wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there
    I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air…
    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark or even eagle flew —
    And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.”

    May this verse ease your sorrows.

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