Captain Roger Mack Williams, 77, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2014, in Georgetown, Texas. Roger “Tosh” was born on Oct. 3, 1936, to parents, Ike O. Williams and Anna Alice Carroll Williams and is a native son of Williamson County, Texas, where his ancestors helped tame the new county and became prominent contributors to its development.
Williams joined the United States Marine Corps in October of 1958 and trained as a pilot, eventually becoming a test pilot for the military. He served in the Vietnam War as a photoreconnaissance pilot. He flew many years for Continental Airlines doing international flights and even lived for a while in Japan.
After retiring as a commercial pilot, he enjoyed traveling, deep-sea fishing, hunting, and playing golf. Many will surely remember William’s trip around the globe with his truck, “Bubba”. His dream was to unite the children of the world through communication to realize their dreams were very similar; to live in a world of peace. As Williams said: “It’s hard to go to war with someone you know and consider a friend.”
Some might still be asking, “Where on the globe is Roger?” It is true… he is no longer here with us. He has embarked on The Great Adventure…
Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Ike O. and Anna Alice Carroll Williams; his brothers, Iko O. “Bo” Williams, Jr. and James David “Jack” Williams; his sister, Carrie Lee “Keeta” Williams Thomas; and his beloved brother-in-law, Robert O. “Bob” Thomas.
To cherish his memory, Williams leaves behind his son, Brett Williams of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Sagan and Lilith Williams, also of Albuquerque: sisters Sharon Williams Navarro of Moreno Valley, Calif., and Linda Faye Williams of Prescott, Ariz.; nieces and nephews, Pam, Lucy, Carrie, Hannah, Rob, Sam, Reb, Jeb, Jimmy, Michael, Steven, Randy, Phoenix, Daniel and Richard; and more beloved family members and dear friends from around the globe.
Funeral services were to be held Thursday, July 3, in the Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas. Burial was to take place at Berrys Creek Cemetery with military honors rendered by the United States Marine Corps. Chaplain Dean Hamilton was to officiate.
You may share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.