Retired U.S. Army Capt. Ken Michael Williams, 76, of Haymarket, passed peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Veterans Administration hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
He was born March 7, 1944 in Charleston, West Virginia, to the late Roy and Ruth Williams.
Upon completing his football career and bachelor’s degrees at Ohio State University; Mike entered the U.S. Army as an officer, serving in Vietnam and becoming a decorated veteran over his 21 years of service until retirement in 1990. During Mike’s Army enlistment; he furthered his education completing two master’s degrees. During civilian life, Mike worked in the fields of Logistics Engineering and Social Services eventually retiring from the State of North Carolina. Mike’s proudest memories were of his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by two children, Donn C. Williams and his wife Amy of Haymarket, and Xali K. Williams of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four grandchildren, Brandon, Bellamy, Donn Jr. & Tatum Williams, and a very special cousin who was like a sister, Gaye Pratt.
Ken will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local SPCA or veteran association.
Condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com