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William Randolph Williams

November 10, 1937 - February 18, 2022

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William “Randy” Williams passed away on Friday February 18, 2022. He was born in Lynchburg, VA  on November 10, 1937 to the late Moses Kyle Williams and Margaret Beardsworth Williams. 

His life was filled with many adventures, from boating and skiing on the James River and Smith Mountain Lake, wreck recovery SCUBA diving in the James River, to restoring and flying single engine aircraft, stunt and acrobatic flying at fly-ins, taking his 1957 T-bird to car shows, building a house on Smith Mountain Lake and the list goes on. 

He is surely flying through the clouds reunited with his late bride Diane F Williams and enjoying even more adventures. 

He is survived by his daughter, Kellee Williams Glass and spouse Sean Glass, grandsons Alex and Zachary Glass as well as many additional family and friends.

A celebration of Randy’s life will be conducted in June.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory. Bedford, is assisting the family.

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Kellie, I was sad to hear of your dad's passing. I had known your dad since 1965 and taught with him for 5 years. He influenced a lot of people. It was fun knowing him and your mom. I remember wonderful parties in Snowden at your grandparent's home and at your parent's. So many memories.

Posted by Wayne McDonald on March 7, 2022

Mark and I are so sorry for your loss. Randy was a great teacher, story teller and he will be missed. Take care, Jewel

Posted by Jewel on February 28, 2022

Kellee and family, I want to extend my condolences to you and your family. It was my pleasure to have met your dad. He was such a sweet man with a big heart. I pray for you and your family in this difficult time.

Posted by Joy Mullins on February 27, 2022

My sweet friend Kel, my sincere condolences to you and your whole family. I've always admired the relationship you had with your parents. I remember them coming to visit you at our apartment by VT, their hospitality during our visits to the lake and the look on both of their faces while looking at you during your wedding. They were proud of you for many things. My heart hurts for you but, I find a little comfort in knowing that they are reunited now. Heaven has 2 angels watching over you, Sean and the boys. Remember I'm just a phone call away. Love you.

Posted by Brandi Peterson on February 23, 2022

My sweet friend Kel, my sincere condolences to you and your whole family. I've always admired the relationship you had with your parents. I remember them coming to visit you at our apartment by VT, their hospitality during our visits to the lake and the look on both of their faces while looking at you during your wedding. They were proud of you for many things. My heart hurts for you but, I find a little comfort in knowing that they are reunited now. Heaven has 2 angels watching over you, Sean and the boys. Remember I'm just a phone call away. Love you.

Posted by Brandi Peterson on February 23, 2022

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