Rudolf Williams

Rudolf Williams was born in Augusta, GA on July 14, 1932 to the late Viola Williams and Roseville Hill (aka Sonny Boy). He came to Boston as a young boy where he attended the Boston Public School System.

He then joined the US Army in 1952. He belonged to the Red Barons Trucking Unit whose assignment was to deliver food and ammunition to the front lines during the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge in 1954 being awarded the Occupational Medal germany and the National Defense Service Medal.  Rudy was later employed at the United States Postal Service, starting as a mail handler. He retired as a Supervisor after 31 years of service.

Rudy was involved with the following organizations: five years on the Dorchester APAC Board of Directors, serving as vice-president; member of the William E. Carter American Legion Post #16 for 36 years; longtime member of the Elks Commonwealth Lodge #19; Ramsey/Toy VFW Post #8772; member of the Woodbine Association, where he served as bartender, assistant manager and manager, as well as being elected to various committees.

Rudy was well known in the Boston area for winning many Checker Competitions. He loved fishing, telling stories and socializing with family and friends.

Rudy leaves to mourn: his loving and supportive wife Sandra; his son Dana and Petra Clark; son Jesse and Angela Cheek; daughters Delores & Michelle Williams; grandchildren Leona and Daniel Clark, Joseph J. Lodge Jr and Terrell Denton-Cheek; life-long friend Charlie Parks; supportive friend throughout – Walter Farrell; and cousin Marcus Slater, who would do anything for Rudy!!!Rudy leaves a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, friends and lastly cousin Yvett Riley who was an encouraging inspiration to both Sandra and Rudy.

Funeral service Monday, May 19 at 11:00 AM in Greater Generations Tabernacle Church, 214 Ames Street, Brockton.  Visitation 10:00 -11:00 AM prior to service.  Relatives and friends invited to attend.  Interment Forest Hill Cemetery, Boston, MA.

The family gives a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to those close family and friends who have been there throughout Rudy’s illness, giving support and strength when it was needed. May God continue to bless you.