William Williams

William Williams

Saturday, February 9th, 1935 Friday, December 27th, 2019

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Obituary for William Francis Williams

William Francis Williams, 84, of Lake Royale departed this earthly life on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, NC. He was born on February 9, 1935 to the late Roy Charles and Anna Isabel Keeble Williams. William was a poet, author of screenplays, novels and essays and a popular DJ in the late 60’s at KMEN Radio in San Bernandino, CA., as well as other radio stations in southern California. He was a manager and record producer for songwriter Jimmy Webb, who wrote “Up Up and Away”. He loved writing, riding his Harley, flying his Cessna, Kauai, cars, reading and movies. Never at a loss for words, he was a great story teller and could make anyone laugh. His motto was IFIAFFI, if it ain’t fun f… it!

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He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Patricia “Patsy” Houser Williams; daughter, Kristy Ann Williams; son, Gregg Randolph Williams; step-daughter, Nicole Carrick Williams; step-son, Jason Carrick; grandchildren, Justin Randolph Williams, Zoe Grace Carrick, Megan Elisabeth Carrick, and Sydney Faith Carrick.

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David Amori

One of my favorite K/men in San Bernardino, California. One TERRIFIC DJ!! Knew his music and a great wit!
Comment | Posted at 11:06pm via Condolence

Byron Hill

Gonna miss you Willie! Rest in peace my ol' friend.
Comment | Posted at 09:17am via Condolence

Teresa Barbour

I'm so sorry for your lost. If you guys need anything please let me know. Thanks Teresa Barbour
Comment | Posted at 04:39am via Condolence

Brian gari

Willie was always kind to me despite the sometimes hostile behavior of our mutual ‘companion.’ He is already missed.
Comment | Posted at 09:18pm via Condolence

Patricia Williams

My darling William, my best friend and partner for 32 years, how I miss you. It's still hard to believe you are gone. Forever would not have been long enough. I love you, Pat
Comment | Posted at 08:11pm via Condolence

Ted Ziegenbusch

I will always be thankful that I knew William and had a chance to shadow him (however briefly) as a young starry-eyed kid who hung around the KMEN cow pasture. William was the very first person that agreed to return for our 10th Birthday celebration at K/men in 1972 when I was the music director and on-air host. One of my true heroes. We miss you Willie! Thanks for sharing your many talents and that magnetic spirit with all of us.
Posted at 01:23am

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