- February 26, 2013
- McPherson, Kansas
of Rodney's Passing
- Memorial donations may be given to BSA Troop 133 in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.
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“I am so sad about Rodney s passing i worked with him at Vanguard and he was a nice guy to his family sorry for your loss
1 of 10 | Posted by: april
“I am so sorry to hear of Rodney's passing. I had the honor of working with him at Vanguard where he taught me a lot! He always brought a laugh to...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dinah Swinehart Brock - Beaufort, SC
“My sympathies to Barb and Brad. Rodney was a great man and role model. He improved the lives of so many with his involvement in scouting.
3 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Campbell
“I have good memories of Rodney from high school days. We weren't close, but we had many nice chats over the years. At the runion last year we had...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Gary Goff - Buckley, WA
“So sorry to hear the news of Rodney's passing. He was a great role model and I learned much from him during my years in Boy Scouts. I have many...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: James Bauer - Omaha, NE
“Barb and Family
Rodney will be missed, thanks for sharing him with us and with Troop 133.
Our prayers are with you.
James Seely and Family
6 of 10 | Posted by: James Seely - McPherson, KS
“A man with a rough, gruff exterior that hid his teddy bear heart with a love for his boys in the troop that somehow always came through. He will be...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Robin Reed - MCPHERSON, KS
“Rodney was a wonderful man who provided those of us in Scout Troop 133 a lot of fun along the way. My heartfelt sympathy to his Family as they work...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Kirk Ketcherside
“Rodney was a wonderful individual. He never forgot a face. I always enjoyed talking with him about old times. He was a great influence in many lives,...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Heath Carlson - Salina, KS
“Barb and family,
Very sorry to hear of Rodney's passing, I wish your family the strength and prayers to get through this sorrowful time. He will...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Rayleen (Petersen) Layfield - KS
Rodney L. Williams, 73, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, KS. He had worked for Vanguard Plastics and Viega as a purchasing manager. He served in the U.S. Army and National Guard from 1957 to 1961.
He was born on June 2, 1939, in Big Springs, NE, the son of Carl D. and Leota L. (Knackstedt) Williams. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1957 and attended McPherson College.
On August 17, 1963, he was united in marriage to Barbara K. Layton in Wichita, KS.
He was involved in scouting for over 40 years and was former Scoutmaster for Troop 133. He received the Silver Beaver Award and Vigil of the Order of the Arrow. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Barbara of the home; son, Brad Williams and wife, Carol, of Storm Lake, IA; brothers, Sheldon C. Williams and wife, Barbara, of Reston, VA and LaVerne A. Williams of Houston, TX; two grandchildren, Erich Williams and Samuel Williams; and several nieces & nephews.
Rodney was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gerald Williams.
A visitation is scheduled from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Cremation will take place following the visitation.
Memorial donations may be given to BSA Troop 133 in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.