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James Dale Williams, 74, of Blue Springs, MO passed away March 16, 2023 at Centerpoint Hospital from a Heart Attack. A memorial gathering will be held from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Friday, March 24, 2023 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133.
After the death of his parents, Dale and his brother Ralph went to live at Drumm Farm in Independence, MO. He graduated from Truman High School in 1968. Then he enlisted in the United States Army. During the Vietnam war, he was stationed in Germany where he operated the Pershing Missile. After his military service he returned to Independence, MO where he united in marriage to Loretta Cole. They had two children Laura and Ryan. Dale worked for Armco Steel/ GST Steel for 30 years. Then retired from the United States postal service. Dale loved sports, hunting, fishing, taking care of his hummingbirds and walking at Burr Oak Nature Center. He was most happy spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: parents, James Henry Williams and Laura Jane Williams; brothers, Robert Williams, Freddy Williams and Ralph Williams; sisters, Anna Moore and Mary Williams; and granddaughter, Kaelyn Mae Williams.
Survivors include: daughter, Laura (James) Lucito of Baltimore, MD; son, Ryan Williams of Butler, MO; grandson, Ryan (Ashley) Fawver and their children: Joss, Levi, Jett and Raelynn of Kansas City, MO; granddaughter, Elisa Fawver and her children Winterlynn and Landon of Blue Springs, MO; lifetime friend, Loretta Williams of Grain Valley, MO; and many nieces and nephews.
Laura Lucito says
I love and miss you so much daddy. Till I see you again. Watch over us all
Jan Mahu Aleain McNurlin says
Sorry for your loss. Prayers that God will give you peace in this time of trial. Love ya.
Janice and James Jordan says
Extended sympathy to family and friends. Wishing you blessings for peace and healing.
Tom and Dana Kuehl says
So sorry for your loss, I am still in shock. Hugs to you all
Praying for Peace and comfort
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
John Czajkowski says
Dale was a Drumm Farm brother where we grew up together and learned our life values; I will always remember him and miss our talks so long for now and God bless.
Laura Williams-Lucito says
Daddy it’s still hard for me to believe that you are gone. A cardinal has appeared twice at your house. I can’t help but think that it is you. I asked you for a sign. You gave me one. I love and miss you so much. Life will never be the same without you here. Fly high and rest easy.
laura lucito says
Well daddy your military honors at your was yesterday and it was beautiful. We were honored to be there. I hope you were pleased with it. I love and miss you very much. Still can’t believe you are gone.
Laura Lucito says
Well daddy I’m back in Maryland and I miss you even more. I ordered a case for your flag. I love you so much daddy. I hope you send me a sign to tell me that you are here with me. Thinking of you always.