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John Rodger  "Rod" Williams
  • Memorials may be made to The Seton Fund, 1201 West 38th Street, Austin, TX 78705, or to Superhero Kids Fund, c/o Children's Medical Center, 4900 Mueller, Austin, TX 78723

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Diana it was wonderful to celebrate and remember the way you and Rod touched our lives.
Rod gave Mike his first manager's position and was a friend and mentor for many years which allowed us to begin our relationship with you and your family.
Rod's demeanor and humor will be missed but never forgotten.
We are all blessed to have known Rod and having you in our life.
Mike and Karen Green

Posted by: Karen and Mike Green - austin, TX - friend co worker   Feb 01, 2012

Dear Diana, Evan, Jeff and
Whit and their families

Please accept my heart felt sympathy. Chris told me of Rod's passing. He was such a wonderful guy. May happy memories bring future smiles as you remember all the things you did together as a family.

Kathy Cullis

Posted by: Kathy Cullis - Aston, PA - Family Friend   Jan 25, 2012

Tom & I were so sad to learn of Rod's death. Our thoughts and prayers to Diana and the children.

Brenda & Tom Warner

Posted by: Brenda & Tom Warner - Austin, TX   Jan 25, 2012

I know what a wonderful father he was by the way all of his children grew up. I remember that he had a smile on his face most of the time. He will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Sharon W Barton - Austin, TX - Friend of family   Jan 25, 2012

My heart and prayers are with you on this day.
Stacy Millington

Posted by: Stacy Millington - Tomball, TX   Jan 25, 2012

Rod always had a great smile and a kind, friendly, and gentle manner whenever we met. To the family, please accept our sincere condolences and we share in your grief and sorrow. He will be greatly missed.
Joe & Hazel

Posted by: Joe & Hazel Joseph - Austin, TX - Cousin-in-law   Jan 25, 2012

Thank you, Rod, for your service to our country.

Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - Austin, TX - Friend   Jan 24, 2012

Rod and Diane have been our next door neighbors for almost 14 years. We could not ask for better people to live next to. It has always been a treat at holiday time to hear Rod and Diane's children and and grandchildren playing outside with laughter and joy1

One funny note is that I have always enjoyed seeing him on his roof with the leaf blower. This took a high level of acrobatics on his part at times!

We will dearly miss this fine husband, father and friend.

Posted by: Coalter and Missy Baker - Austin, TX - Next door neighbor   Jan 24, 2012

I'd known Rod for a long time but unfortunately didn't see him very much. I knew in my heart that Rod would be a great friend. I greatly regret not following my instincts. A good man. God Bless the Williams Family.

Dick Williams

Posted by: Dick Williams - Austin, TX - Friend   Jan 24, 2012

Rod's smile was always like a warm handshake, and he embodied the solid, down-to-earth virtues that are so admirable and basic to our community: success in his work, a dedicated husband, and a good citizen. But he leaves, perhaps, his own best memorial in his sons, who provide solid evidence of their fine upbringing and nurturing home and reflect thereby the role model Rod was for them--and us.

Posted by: Bill and Marlene Glade - Austin, TX - cousin (Marlene) and spouse   Jan 24, 2012