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Charles "Chuck" Richard Williams, 84, of Fairmont, passed away at his home on Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2017).
He was born on Aug. 30, 1932, to the late Elhannon and Lucy (Cornwell) Williams.
He had a lifelong interest in law enforcement, serving in the U.S. Army from 1952-54. He was retired from Fairmont State College, where he worked as a security officer for 28 years and served with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Mountaineer Lodge No. 78. In his later years, he loved watching crime dramas like "Law & Order" and "NCIS" on television.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Charlotte (Haddix) Williams; two daughters and their husbands, Shelley and Michael Gaskill and Michelle and Ryan Starn all of Fairmont; three sons and two daughters and their spouses from a previous marriage, Larry and Crystal Williams, Michael and Marcie Williams, Cynthia Simpkins, Timothy and Beverly Williams, all of Fairmont, and Kelly and Gary Osborne of Farmington; and one stepson and his wife, Kevin and Paula Towns of Fairmont.
Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, Michael, Morgan, Shaine and Skylor Gaskill, Landon and Mason Starn, Josh and Vicki Williams, Jonathan, Ian, Joseph and Annelise Williams, Vanessa Eakin and Whitney Simpkins, Timothy and Caleb Williams, Alex, Brent and Brielle Osborne and Amanda Quinn and Amy Rowan; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Victoria Sue Williams, and two sisters, Christine Smith and Betty Jenkins.
Friends and family may call from 1-8 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Ray officiating. An additional service will be conducted by Chaplin Mark Lane for the Fraternal Order of Police Mountaineer Lodge No. 78. Interment will follow at the Vincent Cemetery on East Grafton Road, Fairmont.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Williams family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on  February 16, 2017
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