Randall " Randy" Harris Williams, 60, of Lynchburg, passes away Thursday, January 10, 2008 in Lynchburg General Hospital after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife Shirley Williams.
Born May 17, 1947 in Lynchburg he was a son of the late Elzie Harris and Mazie Myrtle Keller Williams Daugherty. He was also preceded in death by his good friend and step-father, Willard "Bill" Daughtery. Randy was well known throughout the area for his teaching of Karate. He was the owner of the American Karate Academy in Lynchburg.He owned the first full-time Krate school in Lynchburg. He was a tenth degree Master Karate teacher and well respected by all under his instruction. Randy was a member of the American Karate Association, MENSA , Moose Lodge #715 and the Deora Cycling Confederation. He also taught canine behavior training in California. He was a former Lynchburg Police officer and later a manager with Lynchburg Training Center. In addition to his wife, Shirley, Randy is survived by one son, Randy Williams Carmine of Tampa, FL; one daughter, Whitney Williams of Lynchburg; one brother, Kip Daugherty of St. Peters, MS; two sisters, Tracy Daughtery of Charleston, WVa and Shelia Hartless of Pittsburgh. PA; one grandchild, Persephone Carmine. Randy is also survived many friends including, Jimmy Lee Horsley, Jerry Horsley, Carl Horsley, Richard Blankenship, Dennis Wright, Pete Hicks and Kent Johnson. The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Koury, and the nurses in Neurological Intensive Care, Jillian, Heather, Kristin, Gay, Kara Christy, Amanda and Darah for their love and outstanding care given to Randy. A celebration of Randy's life will be held Sunday, Janary 13, 2008 at 3 PM in Diuguid Wiggington Chapel with the Rev. Waddell Jones officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service. Interment will be Monday at 11:00AM in Fort Hill Memorial Park.
Diuguid Funeral Service-Wiggington Chapel (434-385-8900) is serving the family.