SPRINGFIELD -- Funeral services for Lewis Donald “Donnie” Williams, 85, of Springfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Dean Swamp Baptist Church with the Reverends Henry Cooper and Milford Oswald officiating. Burial will be in the Williams Family Cemetery, Springfield.

The family will receive friend from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Folk Funeral Home, Williston.

Memorial contributions may be given in Mr. Donnie's memory to Dean Swamp Baptist Church, P.O. Box 567, Springfield, SC 29146. He passed away on Monday, March 11.

Born in Orangeburg County, he was a son of the late Jacob Lowman Williams and Blanche Knight Williams and was married to the late Barbara Dyches Williams. He was a graduate of Springfield High School, enjoyed boating, spending time at the beach and loved to watch baseball. In 1987, at the age of 54, he retired from E.I. DuPont, where he worked as an electrician and a mechanic. Mr. Donnie was a member of Dean Swamp Baptist Church and served for nine years in the S.C. Army National Guard, where he obtained the rank of SPC 5.

Survivors include his children, Robert D. “Don” (Patty) Williams of Jacksonville, Fla., Cyndi (Eddie) Reed, Julie (James Ray) Gartman, all of Springfield; grandchildren, Meghann (Ken) Bullard, Matthew (Cameron) Williams, Torie (Brent) Douglas, Allyson (Russ Hamilton) Gartman, Taylor McLeod, Jason Williams, Jesse Williams; great grandchildren, Nathan Williams, Gavin Bullard, Sawyer Bullard, Charlie Williams, Jason McLeod, Abram Douglas and Judah Douglas; step-great-grandchildren, Tyler, Chase, Tucker, Hayden and Annabelle; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his son, Charles Russell “Rusty” Williams; his sister, Nina W. Smith; and a brother, Ernest Howell “Bubba” Williams.

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The family would like to thank Nuclear Care Partners and Staff; Hillary, Rena, Deanna, Anita and all of the doctors, nurses and staff at Providence and Heart Strings Hospice for all of the love, care and concern that they have shown to Mr. Donnie and his family during his illness.

Folk Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory, Williston, is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit our on-line registry at www.folkfuneralhome.com.

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