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Richard J. “Rich” Williams, Jr.

November 10, 1970 - April 18, 2021

Richard J. “Rich” Williams, Jr., age 50, of Smyrna, DE, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on November 10, 1970, he was a son of Josephine Williams of Rehoboth Beach and Richard (Mary Ann) Williams of Middletown. Rich grew up in the Stratford community of New Castle, graduated from Our Lady of Fatima Parochial School, and attended William Penn High School. He enjoyed watching sports and horse races. Rich also took pleasure in visiting the local casinos. Rich was loved very much and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Rich was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Williams Lynch in 2017; grandparents, Janet C. Williams and Harry and Katherine Hudson; aunts, Kathleen Tharby and Betty Hudson; uncle, Ronald Hudson; and cousins, Michael MedKeff, Jr. and Kevin Hudson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Mark Williams of Townsend; uncle, Harry “Bobby” Hudson of Lewes; niece, Donna Lynch (Chad) of Lincoln; nephews, Ricky Lynch (Theresa) of Milton and Nick Lynch (Hanna) of Lewes; great niece, Juliana; and great nephews, Christopher and Colton.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a funeral service at 2 pm. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rich’s memory to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1235 South Clark Street, Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202.


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8 Condolences for Richard J. “Rich” Williams, Jr.

  • Keeping the good memories and laughter in my heart♡. Love and prayers sent for everyone ❤

  • There are times in our lives that are hard for us to bear but we continue on as life gives us healing over time
    Our faith sustains us and
    Our Ord strengthens us
    We offer our greatest sympathy and prayers to comfort you in the loss of your dear son

  • My condolences to the family

  • will be missed you always had a kind word for me

  • R.I.P Rich
    God Bless You

  • Josie and Family, you are not alone in mourning the loss of Your Son Richard, I will forever cherish the friendship that I was privileged to have with Richard. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs and Love to all of you at this difficult time.

  • R.I.P.Rich.Prayers to the family.

  • Rich, You were always such a treat, you could make me laugh no matter my foul mood! Rest easy