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Richard Williams

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Richard Alan Williams , 71, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Monday, October 30, 1950 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Louise Cavanaugh Williams.

Richard was a graduate from South Hagerstown High School and later went on to Towson University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in History.

He worked as a counselor at the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC).

He was a member of the Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378 and at the Greencastle Sportsmans Association.

He enjoyed recreational shooting and horseplay with his granddaughters.

He is survived by son, James B. Williams and Justine M. Keltz of Hagerstown, MD; and two granddaughters, Elara W. Williams and Arden P. Williams.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Carol Williams and a brother Jeffrey Williams.

Services will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 2:00 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Richard Daughtridge officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Beaver Creek Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Arc of Washington County, 820 Florida Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Guest Book

Loved “Big Rich” He was my roommate at Towson my junior year at Towson. Was so much fun and just a good person! Back then he loved his Scotch! Great Memories and Great Times. Rest In Peace my Friend! Dave Wine

Dave Wine
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

I worked with Rich. My prayers for the family in their loss at this time.

John A Worden
Adamstown, Maryland 21710, United States, MD

My sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Rich Williams. Always enjoyed working with him at the Big House and the wit he brought to the table and work. He was a dedicated professional who would bring his 'A' game to work every day. A good individual and team player was he with a grand sense of travels across the River......warm regard, Lloyd 'Pete' Waters

Lloyd 'Pete' Waters
Sharpsburg, Maryland

I am so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. I didn't know him until we attended Towson State. Rich had a great sense of humor and kept us laughing with his many one-liners. So much wit :-)

Woodie Tingle
Nottingham, MD

I was a good friend and co worker with Rich at MCTC. We loved joking cutting up together at work. We will miss him and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will be unable to attend the viewing and funeral. God Bless you all.

Kermit Hoffman
Hedgesville, West Virginia

I worked with Rich at MCTC when I first started at the prison in 1981 and always remember him for his big sense of humor. Lots of times, we would get a big laugh from something he said at the staff meetings or in the file room. He always acted tough, but I know he took his job as a case manager seriously and there are many ex-inmates out there who remember how he helped them change their lives and go on to become productive citizens. I extent my sympathies to his family and especially his beloved grandchildren.

Karen Leisinger
Big Cove Tannery, PA

James - Please accept my sincere condolences. Your father and I go way back to High school together. He (and your mother) was a good man.

Richard W. Snyder
Hagerstown , MD

My condolences to his family. I worked with Richard for 20 years or more in doing parole hearings at MCTC. He was intelligent, dedicated and always the consummate professional who helped my day go quickly and accurately in collecting facts about inmates on his caseload! More than that, he was a great person!

Tom Pennewell
Salisbury, MD

James, Justine & girls. Our thoughts, prayers and love for you all. It was so special spending time with Richard and all of you on birthdays, vacation, Christmas and all get togethers as a family. He will be missed and know that we will do all we can to make sure the girls remember PopPop. Love, Lynn & Keith, Mom & Dad, Papa &Nana

Lynn Keltz
Lewis Run, PA

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