Charles W. Williams

Charles Woodrow Williams, 85, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.

The oldest child of John Henry and Eliza Jane Williams, he was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Chesterfield, S.C., and moved to Richmond with his wife, Ruby Hammond, in 1949. He served in the Coast Guard during the Korean conflict and returned to the Richmond area in 1955, where he lived the rest of his life. He spent his career as a truck driver for Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Safeway and Continental Bakery, and was a member of the Teamsters.

Woody, as he was known, is survived by his wife, Ruby; daughter, Jane Ballard; granddaughter, Olivia Ballard; sisters, Ruth Woodcock and Aletha Robinson; brother, John Henry Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

The family thanks the staff of Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center for the excellent care they provided to Woody in the last two years of his life.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Swift Creek Ward, 501 Compton Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, with Bishop Mike Mabe officiating. Burial will follow in Bermuda Memorial Park, Enon. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on Mar. 17, 2014