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Oct. 29, 1974-July 19, 2012

KINSTON -- Owen Richard Williams Jr., 37, of Kinston, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Wheat Swamp Christian Church, with the Rev. Hank Jarman officiating. Interment will follow at Phillips Family Cemetery, Trenton.

Richard was born Oct. 29, 1974, in Lenoir County. Richard was the golf course superintendent at Falling Creek Golf Course. He was president of the Eastern North Carolina Turf Grass Association, and was a member and deacon of Wheat Swamp Christian Church.

Richard is survived by his wife, Donna Phillips Williams; son, John Richard Williams, of the home; mother and stepfather, Faye and Lemuel Sutton Hardy of Kinston; father and stepmother, Owen Sr. and Alice Faye Williams of Surf City; two stepdaughters, Cassidy and Sommer Willoughby; brother, Brian Williams of Sneads Ferry; sister, Angela Sutton and husband, Scott, of Snow Hill; grandmother, Hazel Hardy of Kinston; nieces, Elizabeth Sutton and Jenna Steele; nephews, Ashley Sutton and Brody Steele; father and mother-in-law, Don and Faye Phillips of Trenton; sister-in-law, Amy Steele and husband, Jeff, of Kinston; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends today from 4 until 6 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, and at other times at the home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions, be made to the John Richard Williams College Fund, c/o BB&T, Attn: Sandra Byrd, 2009 West Vernon Ave., Kinston, NC 28504.


Published in Obituaries on July 22, 2012 10:50 AM