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Bill Merritt Funeral Service

6201 Northwest 39Th Expressway, Bethany, OK

OBITUARY

Dr. Richard Eugene Williams

August 3, 1936November 17, 2019

Dr. Richard Eugene Williams, Sr., Age 83, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 17th, 2019. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Aug. 3rd 1936, to Mona and Buck Williams. Richard graduated from Will Rogers High School and later Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. He married Mary Lucille Erickson on Feb. 16, 1957. Richard started his first church in Portland Oregon and then surrendered to the mission field, where he built churches in Pakistan and later the Philippine Islands. He authored several books, including “Day by Day With the Lord in the Land of Pakistan”, and the “Jeep Ministry.” During this time he was known as “Mr. Missions” and received several accommodations for his zeal for mission work, both here and abroad. He pastored West Gate Baptist Church in Tampa Florida, before going back to the Philippines. After retiring from the mission field, he founded Gospel Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, and pastored said church until the time of his passing. He is survived by his sisters, Diane Ancel and Joan Pickard; his daughter Tina Seager and her husband Tim; his son, Richard Williams Jr. and his wife Joy; his daughter Vickie Lynn Weis, his grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica, Joshua, Chad, and Sophia; lastly his wife, Mary Williams of 62 years. Visitation will be 4pm-8pm Friday Nov. 22nd at Bill Merritt Funeral Home. His Going Home Celebration will be held at 10:00 am on Nov. 23rd at Bill Merritt Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Gospel Baptist Church (address 6021 NW 16th St. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73127). On the Memo please write “Philippine Missions”.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jacob Williams
  • Richard Williams, Jr.
  • Joshua Roberts
  • Tony Loyall
  • Joel Paterson
  • Tim Robinson
  • Marcus Roane, Honorary
  • Gary Bomesberger, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Going Home Celebration Saturday, November 23, 2019

Memories

Dr. Richard Eugene Williams

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Ronald Douglas

December 1, 2019

Dr Williams was a great blessing to me my family and our church. He had an office at our church, we helped him bring a group from the Philippines. We wanted to be a blessing to Mary so we sent her a monthly check which she used to take flying lessons. I have many wonderful memories of Dr. Richard Williams.
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Joyce Padilla

November 22, 2019

It was very significant when i met Dr. Williams, an ordinary teenager and a famous man of God agreed to serve God together. But it was more exciting when he said that i am his adopted daugther. Papa I thank God for giving you to me. Thanks for your love and kindness. I will forever love and remember you. Till we meet in heaven. I love you very much so with your family.

Sheila Jernigan Nielsen

November 20, 2019

So many wonderful memories of Pastor Williams and his wonderful family during their time at West Gate. My most favorite memory of Pastor Williams was the smile on his face when he talked about the baby they were adopting. For Pastor Williams it was love at first sight when he saw baby Vicki at a member of the church home. She was a foster parent. Pastor Williams loved my moms custard pies and fried bologna sandwiches. Pastor Williams was the person that got me hooked on going to auction when I was about 11 years old. I still go to auctions. Rest In Peace Pastor Williams.

Kelly Cathey

November 20, 2019

So many memories of time spent with this family...my cousins....

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY