Robert (Larry) Williams, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 4, 2022 at his home in Dodge City, where he was being cared for by his loving family. He was born on May 14, 1933 in Tilton, Illinois, the son of Curtis and Ruth (Boyd) Williams.
Larry graduated from Catlin High School in Catlin, Illinois in 1951. He enlisted in the Navy at Chicago, Illinois in 1952, serving three and a half years during the Korean War. While serving, he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy Occupation Service, and the Good Conduct Medal.
After serving in the Navy, he attended Lincoln Christian College where he graduated. He later attended Sangamon State, where he earned his Masters in Family Counseling. He was a faithful servant of the Lord, serving in churches for 62 years. He served at Westville, Danville, Bethalto, Bourbonnais, and Greenview, Illinois before coming to Dodge City in 1984. Larry served as Senior Minister and Minister of Counseling for over 30 years at the First Christian Church in Dodge City. He also served as a Minister at the New Creation Church in Dodge City.
Larry is survived by his 5 children, Connie Dierking and husband Rob, Paul Williams and wife Liew, Jeanie Fischer and husband Scott, John Williams and wife Zoraya, and Julie Sanchez and husband Mike; Grandchildren, Michael, Christopher and wife Shandi, Briana and husband Chad, Tyler and wife Kristine, Joshua, Ashley, Taylor, Chloe and husband Eli, Scott, Lauren, David, Daniel, Kimberly, Lensie, Hannah, Darious, Marissa, Maddie, and Bethany; 11 great grandchilden, sister, Myrl Milton of Georgia, and brother-in-law, Don Kimmel of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wilma; a sister, Ruth Ann; and two brother-in-laws, Sam Milton and Robert Hart.
Funeral service will be held at First Christian Church on Saturday April 9, 2022 at 10:30 AM with Evan Horner, Mike Nichols and Dusty Cookson presiding. Burial will follow at Greencrest Cemetery in Dodge City with military honors by US Navy Military Honors. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Chapel on Friday April 8, 2022 from Noon to 8:00PM with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00PM. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Prairie or New Creation Christian Church both in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.