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David Williams Jr. of Bethel, CT passed away on November 14th, 2018 at 70 years old. Born in Branchville, S.C., October 28th, 1948, David was the fifth of eight children of the late David Williams Sr. and Elizabeth White.
David spent his younger years in Branchville, S.C. then moved to Orangeburg, in 8th grade. This is where he found his future beloved wife of the next 50 years, Betty J. Dickson. The two married in 1968, they made their home in Stamford, CT where they would go on to begin to raise their family. In 1983, David relocated his family to Bethel, CT; where he not only raised his children, but his grand and great grandchildren as well.
David held the title of Warehouse Manager at various companies such as Electro Energy and Pitney Bowes for over 20 years. David served in the United States Army from 1968-1971 and during that time he served in Vietnam. This was a life changing experience for him, but he was certainly proud of his service.
David had a great love of fishing, until he met with a copperhead snake at a local fishing hole and he never fished again. He loved spending time with family and friends. He especially loved to barbecue and grill for them. When he wasn’t spending time with those close to him he enjoyed talking on the phone with them; even if it was just to ask, “What you have for lunch today?” Cars and sports were another big hobby of his, Cadillac’s and the winning team were always his favorite.
Those who were privileged to know him up close and personal understood his brash words were embedded with good intentions and many life lessons to follow.
David leaves to cherish his memory, beloved wife Betty and four children, his daughter Keisha Williams (Ricky), his son David Williams III (Kia), his daughter Nicole Harrington (David), and his son Darrick Williams (Katie). His six grandchildren, Whitney Williams (Randy) Robert Williams, Ciara Williams, Xavier Williams, Hakeem Harrington, Quinten Williams, and four great grandchildren, Armani Checo, Adalynn Checo and Jude Jimenez, (Pre-deceased) Rohan Williams. He is also survived by his sister Deborah Johnson (Jessie), a brother Ronald Williams, two sisters-in-law Margaret Raindrop and Patricia Vanterpool, three brothers-in-law, James Dickson (Annie), Robert Dickson (Betty), and George Dickson (Linda) a special nephew Alton Ford and a special cousin John Wright, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many other loving relatives and dear friends.
Visitation will be held on Sunday November 18, 2018 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home (117 South St, Danbury CT 06810) with a Memorial Service to begin at 2 p.m.To leave a condolence, please continue to the Tribute Wall tab.