Richard Williams, 70, of Purvis, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at his home.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Purvis Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 22, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help catholic Church.
Interment will be in Seneca Cemetery, Lumberton, MS..
Richard, known to his friends as "Sarge" or "Weazel", was a fun-loving man who enjoyed being with family and friends. He was a retired Mississippi Army National Guardsman. He also served in the Navy from February 1964 to February 1968, including 33 months in Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Travis "DT" and Katherine Williams and his son-in-law, Robert Todd Tacke.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathleen Williams of Purvis; two daughters, Kimberlie Biever (Luigi Biever) of Fort Knox, KY and Tamyra Tacke of Oxford, MS; one son, Jonathan Travis "JT" Williams of Hattiesburg, MS; one brother, Danny Williams (Diana Williams); one sister, Kathy Williams Strahan (Tommy Breland); four grandchildren, Drew Tacke, Ainsley Tacke, Caterina Biever and Gabe Kindred; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.