Lucy, I just heard about your father's death last night. I am deeply saddened. He was such a big part of my childhood. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love and deepest sympathy, Ann
Dear Lucy and family,
Mom, Jeannine and I did not learn of Uncle Arvin's death until reading the obituary. We are so sorry to have missed the service and so sorry for your loss. We all remember him as an inspiration and a kind, good man, loving and devoted husband and just a joy to be around. Dad thought so much of Uncle Arvin. We know you will miss him terribly.
With our heartfelt and deepest sympathy,
Teresa and Kevin Maley, Ruckersville, VA
Carolyn Mauck, Front Royal, VA
Jeannine Gordon, Front Royal, VA
I regret that I was out of town and unable to attend your father's memorial service. I truly wanted to be there. He was a significant part of my developing youth, even before I attended RMA. As a 6 yr. old, Dad set me up to take private swimming lesson's from your father and our relationship grew from there. He was just as proud of you as you were of him and I know you will miss him. Your parents were both genuinely fine people and to me and to my parents they were most special. I trust and hope our paths will cross soon, Kay joins me in this note of sympathy.
What a lovely man Col. Williams was. He will be missed.
Lucy, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He was a very nice man and I'll always remember he and your mom opening up their home for all of us. My thoughts are with you and your family. Chris Hughes Layman
Col Williams was one of those special people in my life who I will always remember. I think he could see past the foolish hard headed teenager and see inside. He probably prevented my early departure from RMA. Class of 68. I still remember a couple of great dinners I was invited to in his home on campus with Mrs Williams and the lovely Lucy. With my family serving in Europe it was special to feel like I had a local family. RIP
Looking back on my life as a cadet, there are many teachers and mentors that influenced my life. But none as much as Col. Willams. Thank you for your service and commitment to RMA. you will be missed.
Col Williams was a life long friend our our family. My father, Franky Smith, Class of 53, considered him to be one of his closest life long friends and mentors. We knew Col Williams from the time we were a small children during visits to Front Royal. When it came time for my brother and I to attend the Academy in 1974, he had an open welcome for us. He would always get exicited knowing that when we would return from the Eastern Shore after a holiday that we would come bringing seafood. We continued this practice even after I graduated in 1977. Our sympathy is with Lucy and her family. He was a great man and will be missed by all of the lives he touched.
Col. Arvin Williams was a gentleman for whom I held the higest respect,I will always remember his kindness,support and advice to protect yourself. Thank you Coach Williams for your advice and service.
Lucy your dad was a gentle giant he always seemed in control and cared about us students. I'm sure he will be missed.
Col. Williams intervied me in the RMA lobby lounge in 1965, with my mom sitting close by. It went well, and I spent the next five years attending RMA. Col. Williams was a real gentleman, and was always kind to me. I'll always have fond memories of him, and the positive impact he had on my life.
Remember being at RMA with COL Williams for five great years. He was a man, soldier and friend to many whose lives he affected. To Lucy and family our deepest sympathy.
Col. Williams was a fine man and a wonderful teacher, patriot and friend to many, many young men. He will always be remembered with fondness and respect. A fine officer. One to be proud of.