Bill Text: IL SR0399 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Mourns the death of Richard Edward Williams Sr.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-04-06 - Resolution Adopted [SR0399 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SR0399-Introduced.html

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2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Richard Edward Williams Sr.; and
4 WHEREAS, Richard Williams Sr. was born in Chicago to Arthur
5L. Williams and Nellie R. Atkins on July 3, 1926; he grew up on
6the Westside of Chicago and attended Grant and Tennyson
7elementary schools and Crane High School; he served in the
8United States Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1945; he
9was baptized in the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii in 1944; he
10returned to Chicago after the war and married Louise Ford; he
11later married Dolores Sellers in 1950; and
12 WHEREAS, Richard Williams Sr. worked for various
13companies, including the Ford Motor Co., Western Electric, and
14the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital; he had a career of
15over 30 years as a welder at International Harvester (IH); he
16served as a United Auto Workers (UAW) union steward, shop
17committeeman, regional representative and was very active with
18the UAW Political Action Committee while at IH; and
19 WHEREAS, Richard Williams Sr. co-owned a barbershop and was
20a independent plumbing and heating contractor on the Westside;

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1 WHEREAS, Richard Williams Sr. enjoyed tinkering and fixing
2things, reading, collecting various objects, and spending time
3with this family; he was affectionately known as "Papa
4Richard"; and
5 WHEREAS, Richard Williams Sr. is survived by his wife of 66
6years, Dolores; his daughter, Sheila Dorns; his sons, Tyrone
7(Janice) Williams, Rev. Richard Williams Jr. (Cassopolis
8Michigan), Kevin (Victoria) Williams, Keith (Pamela) Williams,
9and Vincent (Suzanne) Williams; 21 grandchildren; 17
10great-grandchildren; and countless nieces and nephews and
11friends; therefore, be it
13ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
14Richard Edward Williams Sr., and extend our sincere condolences
15to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be
16it further
17 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
18presented to the family of Richard Williams Sr. as an
19expression of our deepest sympathy.