OBITUARY

Daniel R. Williams

December 19, 1956October 2, 2013
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Daniel R. Williams of Concord, California passed away at his residence, on October 2, 2013 at the age of 56. Dan was born in Peoria, Illinois on December 19, 1956 to Barry L. Williams and Velma Laura Mae Holdman.

Dan was a graduate of Woodruff High School, in Peoria, Illinois in 1975, graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a BA in Theology and Minor in Music, Bourbonnais, Illinois. In 1990 he graduated from Cypress School of Mortuary Science. A Funeral Director since 1988, Mortuary Manager at Humphrey Mortuary in Chula Vista, Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary in San Diego and Ouimet Brothers Funeral Chapel in Concord. He helped people especially in their time of grief and worked with CAST (Citizen Adversity Support Team) of Chula Vista. He was a long time member and past President (1998-1999) of the San Diego County Funeral Directors Association.

He is survived by life partner Robert (Bob) Sweeney; brothers Rick Williams and Rev. Ron Williams; sister Brenda McFall; stepmother La Vanda Williams; stepsister Becky Hise; stepbrother Phillip Hise; 8 nieces and nephews, 5 great-nieces and nephews; longtime special friend Emerald Randolph. He was preceded by his parents Barry L. and Velma (Holdman) Williams.

There will be a visitation Thursday, October 10th, 2013 beginning at 4pm with an Evening Service at 6pm followed by a Vigil Service at 7:15pm. All to take place in the Serenity Chapel at Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey, 753 Broadway, Chula Vista, California 91910.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Horton Wampler Funeral Home, 1 Federal Park Ave., Park Hills Missouri, 63601. Interment to follow at Parkview Cemetery, Farmington, Missouri.

Donations in lieu of flowers shall be made to: Citizen Adversity Support Team (CAST) of Chula Vista. 447 F Street. Chula Vista, California 91910

UCSF Kidney Foundation USCF PO Box 0248. San Francisco, California 94143

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Vigil Service Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place
REMEMBERING

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Dyke Mort

October 15, 2013

Dan,
You were my best friend and the kindest human being I will ever know. You were so giving to others even in times when your life was very difficult. You met your calling to serve others, especially in their time of pain and grieving. I was blessed to have you in my life and appreciated who you were as an angel on earth. I am relieved that you are no longer in pain but at the same time inspired by how you embraced every day with a positive attitude when most others would have just given up. Because of having you in my life, I became a better person. Thank you for your gift to me and others whose lives you touched so deeply. Be at peace my good friend and thank you for your kindness, forgiveness, and friendship. When we lose someone like you, there is a feeling of void in the universe. The only comfort one can have is that we will all see each other again someday. Because of you, I believe that. Dyke Mort

Melissa Collins

October 14, 2013

I have known and loved Dan since the 1980's when I met him through business. We had a deep friendship for so many years and though we lost a lot of that when he moved up to Concord, I did spend the last couple of years texting with him. Dan had a heart of gold and a deep compassion for people. I hated seeing him so ill and was saddened at his passing yet so thankful he is finally out of pain. You will forever remain in my heart Dan. See you on the other side. Much love, Melissa Collins

Nia

October 11, 2013

Dan, you will be truly missed. I remember back to the day I sat in my interview with you. It was a joy to work with you, and a pleasure knowing you. You always knew how to make us laugh, and appreciated us, as much as we appreciated you. You will always have a special place in my heart.

October 10, 2013

Dan was truly a very special person, and will be missed by many. Dan was one of my biggest supporters when I was promoted to Grounds Superintendent at Greenwood. Will always remember you Dan and the laughs we shared. RIP

Ashley J. Shively ( Lake Elsinore, Ca)

BBJ

October 10, 2013

It was a great pleasure to know and work with Dan. He provided me a tremendous amount of support making my job a lot easier while serving a wonderful community. Dan was the one I could turn to and he would commit himself fully to ensuring everything was perfect for all the families we touched on a daily basis. Dan was one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met, and I am thankful for the years we worked together, but more importantly, I am grateful to be able to say, Dan was a friend of mine and I will miss him greatly.

Dacia Alfaro

October 8, 2013

Dan, from the first day we met you and I hit it off, as though we had already known each other for many years. You always knew what to say to make me laugh, you were such a prankster and that's what I'll miss the most.
You were a great friend and you'll always have a special place in my heart.
Your friend, Dacia

Aimee Passage

October 8, 2013

Dan was such a great and loving person. He was a great friend to my Mother, Doris. They had many laughs together. He made her smile. When she was diagnosed with Cancer, he was there for her. And when she passed, like a big brother he helped me make all the arrangements. I will never forget the generous time you spent at our house helping my mother in her last days, making your home-made custard that she loved, and the time you spent going over details and helping me through the toughest time in my life. You truly were a special person. Thank you

October 8, 2013

Dan was an active Board member of Survivors of Suicide Loss in San Diego for many years and gave unselfishly of his expertise, energy and resources to support those who grieve the loss of a loved one to suicide. You have left a great legacy of service to others, Dan. You will live on in our hearts!
Bonnie Bear (SOSL, San Diego)

Mike and Georgia Johnson

October 8, 2013

Truly, this was no ordinary life. We are honored to have known Dan. He gave freely of himself in our time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy to Bob, family and friends.

"Uncle" Mike and "Aunt" Georgia

Jo Ann Forbes

October 8, 2013

Bob -
As you have cared for Dan, take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch out for you.
love ya bunches,