by Marilynn Marchione
AP Chief Medical Writer
CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Donald Richard Williams “Don” of Chapmanville passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at 79 years.
Don was born on November 3, 1933 in Bluefield and was the son of the late Vance Williams and Ethel Lambert Williams. He graduated from Washington Irving High School in Clarksburg and worked for 20 years as a typesetter at the Logan Banner, and for the last 40 years managed Town and Country Food Market in Chapmanville.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Lucy Williams; daughter Sherri Mounts of Nashville, Tenn.; sons, Randy Williams of Winchester, Ky., and Donnie Williams of Raleigh, N.C.; step-sons, Jerry Sansone of Chapmanville and Johnnie Sansone of Charleston; grandchildren, Jeff, Jason, Blake, Amber, John, Molly, Abby, Rachel and JeriAnn; three great-grandchildren; nephews, Mike Lowe and Rick Lowe, and many other family and friends who loved him very much.
Sisters Juanita Lowe and Dottie Williams preceded him in death.
He was a lover of life, Don cherished his family, thoroughly enjoyed his work, and was always willing to help those in need, especially children.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30, at 3 p.m. at Shining Light Baptist Church in Chapmanville.
Visitation will be from 2-2:45 p.m. Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Generosity Feeds, an organization that helps stop child hunger in the U.S., at www.generosityfeeds.org/donwilliams
Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapmanville is serving the Williams family.
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