Funeral services for Lewis Donald “Donnie” Williams, 85, of Springfield, SC will be held two o’clock p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Dean Swamp Baptist Church with the Reverends Henry Cooper and Milford Oswald officiating; burial will be in the Williams Family Cemetery, Springfield, SC. Memorial contributions may be given in Mr. Donnie’s memory to Dean Swamp Baptist Church, P.O. Box 567, Springfield, SC 29146. He passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019.
Born in Orangeburg County, SC, he was a son of the late Jacob Lowman Williams and Blanche Knight Williams and was married to the late Barbara Dyches Williams. He was a graduate of Springfield High School, enjoyed boating, spending time at the beach and loved to watch baseball. He retired from E. I. DuPont in 1987 at the age of 54 where he worked as an electrician and a mechanic. Mr. Donnie was a member of Dean Swamp Baptist Church and served in the S.C. Army National Guard for 9 years where he obtained the rank of SPC 5.
Survivors include his children Robert D. “Don” (Patty) Williams of Jacksonville, FL, Cyndi (Eddie) Reed, Julie (James Ray) Gartman all of Springfield; grandchildren Meghann (Ken) Bullard, Matthew (Cameron) Williams, Torie (Brent) Douglas, Allyson (Russ Hamilton) Gartman, Taylor McLeod, Jason Williams, Jesse Williams; great grandchildren Nathan Williams, Gavin Bullard, Sawyer Bullard, Charlie Williams, Jaxon McLeod, Abram Douglas and Judah Douglas; step-great grandchildren, Tyler, Chase, Tucker, Hayden and Annabelle; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son Charles Russell “Rusty” Williams; his sister Nina W. Smith and a brother Ernest Howell “Bubba” Williams.
The family would like to thank Nuclear Care Partners and Staff; Hillary, Rena, Deanna, Anita and all of the doctors, nurses and staff at Providence and Heart Strings Hospice for all of the love, care and concern that they have shown to Mr. Donnie and his family during his illness.
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