Ronald Dale Williams of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, December 27, 2020 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Dale, as he was known by, was born February 10, 1951 to Bennie Mae Williams and Wilma Maxine (Isham) Williams, in Fort Jackson South Carolina. He was 69 years old.
Dale was a graduate of Waldron High School, after graduating he attended the United Electronic Institute for a short period of time before joining the Army in 1971, where he graduated top of his class. Dale was a master electrician and a school bus driver before retiring in 2015. Dale also was a Minister of the Gospel since 1975. Dale's love for children placed him in a leadership role for Christian Pathlighter's (CP's) in his early years of ministry and a teacher for children's church where he put his artistic skills to work in drawing out the lesson as he taught the class. All the children loved this and hoped that they were the recipient of the drawing. At family gatherings Dale would gather his nieces and nephews and take them on imaginary school bus rides. In Dale's later years of ministry he served as a Chaplin for the American Legion Post #46.
Dale leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Sharon Williams of the home, son Shawn & wife Sandra Williams of Nella, Arkansas, daughter Sonya & husband Cody Nix of Heavener, Oklahoma, father Bennie Williams of Friendship, Arkansas, brother Steve & Karen Williams of Friendship, Arkansas, and his sister Crissy Holmes of Waldron, Arkansas. Papaw will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Bethany, Shawna, Drake, Nicole, Abbie, Mary, China, Erica, Ariel, Selena, Shyloe, Carlos and Naomi as well as 23 great grandchildren. Dale will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and loved ones.
Dale was preceded in death by his mother Wilma Maxine Williams, his father and mother in law, Charles and Marcine Newberry and his brothers in law Leran Holmes, Jerry Newberry and David Newberry and 5 great grandchildren.
Dale's private family life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday December 31, 2020 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jerry Don Isham and Rev. Cody Nix officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Dale's pallbearers will be Jaden Orta, Carlos Nix, Ben Ates, Juston Shores, Rusty Walker, Marty Gilbert, Brad Davis, and Brian Davis. Dale's honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Ates, Brian Williams, Drake Williams, Chad Bandy, Tye Price, Clay Gilbert, Daniel Hernandez, Jonathen Housak and Cord Harris.
Dale's visitation will be Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.
During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but everyone must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart. For those who want to view the service but can not be in attendance, the funeral service will be live streamed on our website.