Donald L. Williams
Funeral service for Donald L. Williams, 77, will be Monday, February 17, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Carol Goforth officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Burningtree Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, February 17, 2014, from 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Williams died on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born January 27, 1937, in Indiana to Melvin Williams and Bermeda Todd Williams. Don had an interest in pharmacy from an early age and at 13 went to work at Light's Pharmacy in Indianapolis as a Pharmacy Tech. Because of his dedication to the field, a grant was established by the owner in Don's name for future pharmacy students. Dan was a 1964 graduate of Samford University (formerly Howard College). Don's career as a practicing pharmacist spanned 50 years and included starting the pharmacy department at Decatur General in 1970. This Department included an IV team, a unit dose dispensing Director of Hartselle Medical Center and retail pharmacy employment. He was currently employed at Elkmont Pharmacy. He was a member of the National Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the Alabama Pharmacy Association. Don had an abiding love of sports and helped change the face of female athletics in the city of Decatur. He was instrumental in organizing and promoting the Dixie Girls Softball League. He inspired and coached women's softball for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Williams; four daughters, Cathy Woodruff (Larry), Betsy Shelton, Paula Moses, and Karry Williams, all of Decatur; two brothers, Melvin Glen Williams (Barbara), and Morris Williams, both of Athens; four grandchildren, Alex Woodruff, Molly Moses,
Maggie Moses and
Anna Shelton; two great-grandchildren, Lilly Moses and Eensley Moses.
Pallbearers will be former members of the Dixie Girls Softball Association and French Connection Softball Team.
In Lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial donations of blood or money be made to LifeSouth or donate to
Published in the Decatur Daily on Feb. 16, 2014
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