George Richard “Dick” Williamson, 84, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at his home in Nixa.
Dick was born on September 15, 1936 in St. Joseph; the son of Francis and Mildred (Brown) Williamson. On December 4, 1971, he married Linda Posey in St. Joseph.
Surviving is his wife of 49 years, Linda Williamson; four children, Karen Williamson of Kansas City, Linda Kay Bronars and husband, Tim, of Lee’s Summit, Sean Williamson and wife, Heide, of Indian Point, and John Williamson and wife, Cathy, of Humble, TX; eight grandchildren, Kristen Johnson and husband, Chris, Matthew Brizendine and wife, Aril, Jacob Bronars and wife, Micah, Grant Williamson, Courtney Bronars, Rachel Williamson, Rebekah Bronars, and Brooke Williamson; and two great-grandchildren, Bo Brizendine and Jonathan Bronars.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Zachary Bronars; and his beloved dog, Buster.
Dick was a cattle buyer for many years. He was also a member for over 50 years of the King Hill Lodge No. 376 AF & AM, the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite in St. Joseph, and Moila Shrine Temple in St. Joseph. He was also a dedicated youth sports coach from 1980 onward. Dick coached football, basketball, and baseball over the decades where he impacted the lives of many young men.
A Funeral will be held for Dick at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. Friends & relatives are invited to a Visitation with the family one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home, from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Burial will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Joseph.
Memorials in honor of Dick’s life may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa or Shriners Hospitals for Children.