Don Fred Williams

Don Fred Williams of Floyd, passed away October 16, 2011 at his home with his loving wife at his side. Don was a native Floyd Countian and pitched for the local Blue Sox Baseball Team. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and George Washington University. Upon graduating from Tennessee he joined the army and later signed to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City athletics, and the San Diego Padres. During and after professional baseball, he taught and coached P.E. in Montgomery Co. Maryland. Don and his brother had a summer camp for kids in Pennsylvania called Camp Bright Star. Upon retiring from teaching, he returned to his beloved home on Little River where he farmed, raised cattle, and collected Indian artifacts. Don was an avid golfer and loved his faithful companions Pretty Girl and Precious. He was a member of the Floyd United Methodist Church and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Don was an identical twin and was the youngest of eleven children born to Ola Howery Williams and Richard M. Williams Sr. He is survived by his partner in life and best friend Jackie and his devoted nephew Larry Williams. Others surviving are three children, six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Floyd County Rescue Squad P.O Box 257 Floyd and the Floyd County Humane Society P.O 862 Floyd. A private memorial service is planned.