Dr. Richard “Rick” Vernon Williams

March 1, 2020

Dr. Richard “Rick” Vernon Williams, 71, of Camby, Indiana, Graduated to Glory, March 1, 2020 at his home.  Born January 8,1949 in Dearborn, Michigan, to the late Vernon & Pearl (Hayter) Williams.  He married Carol Ann Wagner on July 5, 1969 and she survives.

Rick was a 1967 graduate of Plymouth (MI) High School, Trinity College in Deerfield, IL and Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, AL with a Doctorate in Ministry.  He had previously worked at Chevrolet General Motors until he received and accepted his calling to the Lords work.  His ministries included; Youth Ministry in Wheeling, IL, served as Senior Pastor in Walker, MN, St. Louis, MI, Corinth, MS, North Salem, IN, Greenfield, IN and Mooresville, IN.  He was a member and Sr. Pastor of Five Points Baptist Church, Mooresville, Ind.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2056 E. Wabash St., Frankfort. Celebration of Life will begin at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Gideon Bibles, or Children’s Ministries at the First Church of the Nazarene.

Survived by:

Wife: Carol Ann Williams of Camby, Ind., 2 Daughters: Elizabeth Ann (Ryan) Welty of Frankfort, Janalyn Carol Williams of Crystal Lake, IL, 1 Son: Richard Todd Williams of Colorado, Brother: David Williams of Constantine, MI, Sister: Patricia (Mark) Lutz of St. Johns, MI, 9 Grandchildren, Casey, Cody, Kendrick, Alyssa, Katiana, Sophia, Jayden, Malachi, and Benjamin and 1 Great Granddaughter, Sawyer Ann.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Dr. Richard “Rick” Vernon Williams”

  1. Sharon Baskins March 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I only wish I had words. I pray that Jesus will wrap His mighty arms around all of you and give you peace and comfort! You are all loved!

  2. Ron & Diane Pennington March 2, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Our hearts are broken. life long friend, a servant of the Lords is celebrating on Heaven tonight and we miss him. Praying for Gods peace and comfort for you, your kids and grand kids. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  3. Crista March 2, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    We love you all and keep you in our prayers. Rick will be forever missed and loved.

  4. Judy Mikkola March 2, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Sorry to see him leave this earth, but excited for him to be with his Lord and Savior that he has faithfully served all these years. Praying for Carol and family as they grieve the loss of husband, father, and grandfather. Praying for God’s comfort as you journey through this difficult time.

  5. Kristan March 3, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Prayers for the family!!! So sorry for their loss!!!

  6. The Stockwells March 4, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Our prayers to the family. May God wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you as you go through this different time.

  7. Melinda Kile March 6, 2020 at 4:03 am

    I remember a sermon when Rick said we have it backwards, we should mourn when we are born and celebrate when we pass. I celebrate that Rick is sitting at the feet of our Savior and what an addition to the choir in Heaven! Prayers for comfort for you and your family Carol.

  8. Margie Barber March 6, 2020 at 11:01 am

    So deeply sorry for your loss. May your family find peace & comfort in all the wonderful memories. He’s forever with each & every one of you in your hearts.

  9. Judy Chatfield March 7, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Rick came into our home and lives one evening in 1968 with a radiant young Carol Wagner who was living with us at the time. We were very impressed. He let us know right away his faith in God was and would be the core value in his life. It was clear he loved Carol and he treated her with care. We hoped he would stay around and he did. Rick took seriously his call to serve as a Christian minister and he fulfilled that call to over full with God’s Word and love. I’ve always thought Carol and Rick had a marriage made in heaven. I have loved and admired Rick ever since I first met him. Carol, Joy and sorrow are both gifts God created in us, I hope you find time to grieve. God bless you and your family and may God give you joy in the time to come until you hold Rick in heaven and see your Savior face to face. Judy

  10. Delight Schubert March 31, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Carol, wrapping you and your family in prayers for comfort.

  11. Brianna May 10, 2023 at 11:13 am

    We miss you.

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