Richard C. Williams

October 25, 1991

Retired Rear Adm. Richard C. Williams Jr., a Baltimore native who was highly decorated for combat action in World War II, died Thursday at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He was 80.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Monday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Adm. Turner, who was born and reared in Baltimore, was a 1932 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

He was the commander of two vessels in the Pacific during World War II. He was awarded the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest combat decoration, and the Bronze Star, Navy Distinguished Service Medal and Order of the British Empire.

Adm. Williams also served in hostile waters during the Korean War during which he commanded a group of U.S. and United Nations mine sweepers.

Following the Korean conflict, he earned a master's degree in engineering from Georgia Tech. He retired from the military in 1966.

Survivors include his widow, Josephine McCorkle Williams, of Decatur, Ga.; two daughters, Jane Glenn, of Greenville, S.C., and Anne Sherman, of Springfield, Va.; a son, Capt. Richard C. Williams 3rd of Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Rosa Miller and Priscilla Miller, both of Baltimore; a brother, Thomas J.C. Williams of Virginia Beach, Va.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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