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Ralph Chandler "R. C." Williams
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1922
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1988
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

..Obit:::: The Charlotte Observer - Sunday, July 17, 1988;

-- Ralph Chandler "R.C." Williams loved his family first, but the restaurant business was a close second. He had worked in or owned restaurants and lounges for more than 30 years.

Mr. Williams of 1718 Progress Ln. died Thursday, July 14, 1988, at home of leukemia. He was 65.

A Charleston native, he was a Marine combat veteran and had served in the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Iwo Jima during World War II. He also was a member of First Baptist Church for 40 years.

Mr. Williams owned the International House of Pancakes on East Independence Boulevard from 1968 to 1972. He later owned and operated Ralph's Restaurant and Lounge on I-85 and also on Central Avenue.

"We put in long hours six or seven days a week," his wife, Natalia, said Saturday. That left little leisure time, but "he loved reading western books by Louis L'Amour," she added.

"It was touching the way he loved old people and children and made sure they were comfortable," his son Danny Williams said. "Elderly people like food fixed out of the ordinary, and he took pride in doing things like that." He retired last October from the Knife and Fork Restaurant on Sharon Amity Road, where he had worked for two years. "He was a fantastic gentleman," said co-owner Tony Pappas, "a good family man and coworker."

Mr. Williams's funeral was Saturday at McEwen Funeral Home, Charlotte chapel. Burial was in Charlotte Memorial Gardens.

In addition to his wife and son Danny Williams, survivors are sons, Ralph Williams Jr. of Huntington Beach, Calif., Alan Williams, Steve Williams, Kenneth Williams; daughter, Miss Debbie Williams of Asheville; brother, Carter Williams; sister, Ms. Nina Locke.
Charlotte Memorial Gardens
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Rick and Kathy Wright
Record added: Dec 26, 2011
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Ralph Chandler R. C. Williams
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- Rick and Kathy Wright
 Added: Dec. 26, 2011

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