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Raymond Christopher Williams, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1912
Donora
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1978
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Raymond Christopher Williams, Sr.

From Memorial Service on August 29, 1978

Ray Williams was born Dec. 26, 1912 (delayed birth certificate says 1915) in Donora, Pennsylvania of Christian parents. His Father was from Yorkshire, England and his Mother from Derry, Ireland. He had two sisters and one brother who preceded him in death. He was always interested in airplanes and learned to fly in Cleveland, Ohio. He came to California in 1940 to study aeronautics. He and Eloise met at the Glendale Presbyterian Church that year in the College Christian Endeavor Society. In 1941 he was employed by Pan American as a mechanic on Treasure Island near San Francisco. He became a flight engineer and during World War II was a Naval Reserve officer--Ensign and then a LT JG. He worked for other airlines in Burbank, Alaska, and Miami, Florida until retiring in 1968. In this way he traveled all over the world.

Married in 1942 at the Glendale Presbyterian Church, he had four daughters, three sons, four sons-in-laws, and six grandchildren. He daily remembered each family member by name in prayer as well as many missionaries throughout the world. He was presently a board member of the India National Inland Mission of which Paul Pillai is the founder. Pastor Clark read notes and pieces of poetry from Ray's Bible. "I'm living day by day with Jesus, so I can see my Master someday." Ray wrote many poems. Pastor Clark read "My Heart's Desire." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Francis Richard Williams (1859 - 1931)
  Isabella Duffy Williams (1870 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Mildred Eloise Hunt Williams (1917 - 2000)*
 
 Children:
  Diana Louise Williams Freeman (1947 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Francis Richard Williams (1882 - 1900)**
  Edward Williams (1884 - 1943)**
  William Charles Williams (1888 - 1974)**
  Anna Mae Duffy Teets (1890 - 1934)**
  Gladys Elizabeth Williams Olson (1903 - 1961)*
  Francis Phillip Williams (1905 - 1906)*
  Ella Mae Williams Hanks (1907 - 1969)*
  Leonard R Williams (1909 - 1960)*
  Raymond Christopher Williams (1912 - 1978)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: segarrison
Record added: Aug 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40722325
Raymond Christopher Williams, Sr
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Raymond Christopher Williams, Sr
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Raymond Christopher Williams, Sr
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Beyond the sunset Oh, blissful morningWhen with our Savior Heaven's begun. Earth's toiling ended Oh, glorious dawningBeyond the sunset when day is done.
- leplum
 Added: May. 30, 2014

- segarrison
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
Remembering you Dad on Father's Day. We love you and miss you. I have a son Joshua who is 21 now. You would have loved getting to know him. He plays football for Southeast Missouri State University. I gave you the "Candy Flowers" because I'm Dcandygal and...(Read more)
- Diana Freeman
 Added: Jun. 16, 2013
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