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Richard Williams
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland
Highland , KS

Richard Wayne Williams, 69, of Highland, Kansas passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 surrounded by family.

Richard was born August 12, 1951 in St. Joseph, MO to John and Hazel (Sothers) Williams. Richard attended Central high School. After High School he attended Hillyard Technical College, and managed a McDonalds. His most passionate job was his work and dedication at the Quaker Oats Company for 32 years.

On October 23, 1982 Richard married Judy Kinkead, together they brought 4 children into the mix Richard and Sarah Williams and Suzie and Angie Kinkead.

After retiring from Quakers, Richard worked for the Doniphan County Road and Bridge. Richard enjoyed being with his family, hunting and fishing. A yearly return to Estes Park with Judy to watch the elk, and take more pictures and videos than Marty Stouffer, was a favorite vacation. Richard was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Hiawatha, KS.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents John and Hazel Williams, in-laws Howard and Thelma Rodecap, son-in-law Mike Smith and granddaughter Tiffany Neil Cordy.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years Judy of the home, children Richard (Crash) Williams (Susie), Sarah (Jeff) Chamberlain, Suzie Smith, Angie (Rick) Eberly. 8 Grandchildren: Richard Williams III, Shane and Mason Chamberlain, Dakota (Jake) Latimer, Jordann Smith, Cooper Eberly, Crystal (Dustin) Drennen, Josh (Kelsi) Neil, and 7 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are his siblings: John (Kristy) Williams, Arthur (Susie) Williams, Karen Foxworthy, Caroline (Steve) Parnell, Debra (Mike) Hendrix, Douglas Williams and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was Judy’s best friend for 39 years, and a friend to many, many more and will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Richard Williams Memorial Fund in care of Chapel Oaks funeral Home, P.O. Box 33 Highland, KS 66035.

Friends may call at the funeral home in Highland after 10 a.m. Wednesday, where family and friends will be received Wed. August 4, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at St. Ann Catholic Church 10:00 a.m. in Hiawatha, KS.

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