Robert D. Williams, 66, auto appraiser

April 01, 2006

Robert D. "Dew" Williams, who owned an automobile appraisal business, died of cancer March 25 at his Cockeysville home. He was 66.

Born in Spartanburg, S.C., he moved to Baltimore in 1958 and earned a degree in marketing at the University of Baltimore.

He served in Navy and operated aircraft radar during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Williams owned Valley Auto Appraisers Inc. in Cockeysville, a business he founded in 1994. He had earlier been a Black & Decker photographer.

In his free time, Mr. Williams restored classic cars. He also attended air shows.

Services were held Thursday.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Earline Whitney; a son, Barry M. Williams of Delta, Pa.; two sisters, Rebecca McKay and Bonnie Jansen, both of Gastonia, N.C.; his mother, Carlene Williams, also of Gastonia; and two granddaughters.

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