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HAMPTON - David Williams passed away March 6, 2009.
He was born in Newport News, Va., on Nov. 21, 1950. He graduated from G.W. Carver High School in 1969. He was a U.S. Army veteran where he served in the Vietnam War. David was an incomparable writer and producer. He was a self taught accomplished musician. He worked with notable entertainers such as The Mighty Dells, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Madonna. David was entered into the Guinness World Book of Records as the most prolific guitarist of all time.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Reatha Williams.
He is survived by four daughters, Kimberly and Michelle Perry of Ga., Davida and Dana Williams of New York; and one son, Skyler David Williams of Calif.; two brothers, Larry Williams ( Mary) of Hampton, Va., and Clarence Williams of Montgomery Village, Md. (Patricia); three sisters, Delores Major, Doris Carmichael both of Newport News, and Elaine Patterson of Hampton, Va. He leaves one special niece, Tracey Scott (John) of Hampton ,Va., and a host of other nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, 1601-27th St., Newport News, VA 23607, (757) 380-0251. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Temple, 3100 Butternut Drive, Hampton, Va., with Rev. Silver of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, Va. Condolences may be sent to www.cookebros.com.
Family and friends are to assemble at 109 Parkdale Avenue, Hampton, by 10 a.m. Thursday. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2009
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