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Ronald David Williams

November 1, 1955 — December 26, 2023


In loving memory of a special husband

Ronald David “Ronnie” Williams

Ronald died December 26, 2023 peacefully at home in Smithton, Missouri, with his family by his side. He was 68 years of age.

Ronald was born November 1, 1955 in Sedalia, Missouri.

On April 21, 1973, Ronnie married his sweetheart, Willy Cook, of Sedalia, Missouri, who survives of the home. They just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Also surviving is his only child, a son, Ronald David “Lil Ronnie” Williams, Jr., of Sedalia; a sister, Teresa “Tessie” Wiser, of Warsaw; half-brother, Gene Williams, of Sedalia; three grandchildren, David (wife, Kaley), of Otterville, Audrey, of Sedalia, and Jace, of Sedalia; two step-grandchildren, Dorian (wife, Kirby), of Kansas City and Katelynn (husband, Andrew), of Sweet Springs; two step  great-grandchildren, Julian and Kohen.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; two sisters, one brother, nephew, brother-in-law and his Grandpa and Grandma Knoles.

Ronnie enjoyed being a true outdoorsman, hunting small and large game. He also like to hunt mushrooms and arrowheads. One of his passions was target practicing with his son and grandkids. Spending time with them made him happy. Ronnie loved to drive his side by side making a loop looking for deer and turkey. His other hobbies were gardening, yardwork, driving his John Deere tractor and boating and fishing for catfish, crappie and other fish. He was always doing something in his garage (man cave), either cooking, barbecuing, having fish fries or just having his buddies over for a game of poker and just spending quality time with his family. Ronnie enjoyed being a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, brother in-law, grandpa, and a friend. He also enjoyed his nieces, nephews, two great nieces and a great-great niece.

In his early years he worked for Memorial Park Cemetery. Later he became a master bricklayer skillful in laying brick. Ronnie worked for Donnie Merk building and installing cabinets for all the Russell Stover stores. He worked in Oklahoma with his brother in the oil fields. Ronnie worked for Jaeger Farms as a farm hand for several years. He then started working for the railroad as a signal wireman where he later retired.

Big Ronnie’s life impacted so many others with his laughter and his generous heart. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

In the months to come, there will be a celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hope Lodge in care of Heckart Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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