Charles Sears Williams Jr.

September 6, 1928January 4, 2019
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Charles Sears Williams, Jr. of Richardson, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 6, 1928, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to the Colonel Charles S. & Sue (Hagan) Williams Sr., US Army Veterinary Core.

Charles was a 1946 graduate of North Little Rock High School. He went on to proudly serve and was decorated in the United States Army during World War II, where he served in Japan in the U.S. Occupational Forces. Upon his return, Charles earned his Bachelor degree in 1951 from Texas Tech University in Business Administration. It was there he earned the nickname “Redbird”, due to his red hair and shinning disposition. He was a member of the Silver Key Social Club and was the class who brought Phi Delta Theta Fraternity to Texas Tech University. Most importantly, Charles met Eddie, his wife of 63 years.

Charles enjoyed boating and was an avid upland bird hunter. He loved hunting with his wife, two sons and dogs, Sugar, Mac, Bud and Rosco. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, particularly to Mexico and England. More than anything, Charles was devoted to his family and to his work. He was a self-employed Commercial Real Estate Broker. He never retired. He appreciated and cherished every client and relationship he ever had.

Charles was quiet and reserved who dealt with challenges throughout his life with humor and persistence. He was a true gentleman, exemplifying dignity throughout his life. Charles will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Eddie (Heard) Williams; two sons, Michael (Diane) Williams of Vancouver, Washington and Jeffrey (Cara) Williams of Mercer Island, Washington; grandchildren, Rachel, Rebecca, Seth, and Alexandra; and sister, Ann (Charles) Hommeyer of Wayzata, Minnesota. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:00am in Ted Dickey West Funeral Home. Charles will be inurned at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Home for Our Troops at

The family thanks Reliant Hospice and particularly Felicia Johnson for their compassionate and devoted care to our Husband and Father. The family also thanks Grand Care Home Health, specifically Edison and Eric, for their wonderful and attentive care.


  • Memorial Service Friday, January 18, 2019

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Patricia Axe

January 18, 2019

Dearest Redbird,
Tomorrow your beloved wife, Eddie, loving sons, Mike and Jeff, daughters-in-laws and Grandchildren will say their formal farewell to you with loving respect and devotion. But they will never say goodbye to you in their hearts and minds, for you will be with them always and ever for the love you gave, the lessons taught them, and the lasting memories you all shared so joyfully.

John loved you so dearly, cherishing your friendship lasting more than 67 years, and loved to hear you tell how, when, and where you met at Tech. And when you introduced him to beautiful Eddie he loved her as well. I can envision you two meeting up in heaven, two good friends, reunited.

I am indeed fortunate to have had John in my life as a mate, and through him became yours and Eddie's friend, and was able to know your wonderful sons. Eddie and I will always share the common bond of having found you and John, the epitome of what is known as "a good man."
With love,

Sally Cobaugh

January 13, 2019

Eddie, so sorry I have not been more attentive to you and Charlie as I know he has not been well for some time.

I have been quite ill for over a year and thought many times I should touch base with you but just could not.

I am so sorry for your loss and just remember all the good times we had in years long gone by......always remember our New Years Eve "gala".......
I know Gene loved visiting in the front yard many times and they had some really good conversations "solving the worlds problems".

Much love to you and again really sorry I could not be much support when you needed it. I know he will be greatly missed by you and your family.


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