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Fred Andrew "Gus" Williams - Obituary

December 31, 2007

Williams, Fred Andrew, age 81, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2007.  He was born in Alderson, West Virginia.  Fred was preceded in death by his mother, Aletha Williams Kincaid; granddaughter, Megan Parker; brothers, James and "Topsy"; and sister, Gladys.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elizabeth B. Williams; son, Dr. Fred A. Williams jr. and his wife, Carol, of Harpers Ferry, WV; daughter, Susan W. Parker and her husband, Vernon, and grandchildren, Allison and Christopher Parker of Richmond.  He was a very devoted family man enjoying many camping outings and gatherings with his immediate and extended family and friends.  Fred was a World War II veteran, having served proudly in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He was also a member of American Legion Post No. 354 in Bon Air.  A graduate of Richmond Professional Institute (VCU), he retired after over 40 years with the city of Richmond.  He held various positions while working his way to Bureau Chief of Recreation and eventually acting Director of Recreation and Parks.  During his tenure, Fred hired numerous young college students, mentoring and influencing their careers.  He remained friends with many throughout the years, enjoying fishing and golf after his retirement.  His remains rest at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday.  Interment will follow at Hollywood Cemetery.

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