Condolence & Memory Journal

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   February 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   January 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   January 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   January 25, 2012


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

Posted by Stacy Millington - Tomball, TX   January 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   January 25, 2012

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

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


i want to let everyone know especially the closest ones to Mr. Williams that i am very sorry for your loss, Mr. williams was such a good man and i will definately miss him.

Posted by Isabel Bass - Austin, TX - Friend   January 24, 2012


Dear Diana and cousins Whit, Jeff and Evan,

I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Your cousin,

Janet Joseph Taborn

Posted by Janet Joseph Taborn - Austin, TX - Cousin   January 24, 2012

Diana and family

We are so sorry for you loss. It was always great to see him at family functions even though he lived so far away. We will miss him

Posted by Sherry and Jack Norberg - Hagerstown, MD - Cousin   January 23, 2012

Dearest Diana and Family,
Sending our sincere sympathy. We feel so blessed to have gotten to spend time with you and Rod here in Fredericksburg. It was always a nice surprise to see both of you at games, school pick up or birthday gatherings. We know what a wonderful grandpa, "Poppi", has been to Ethan and Edward (and all of his grandchildren). I used to look forward to Rod's vacation binders....even though I wasn't going on the trip, I loved to look at all care and planning he took to make family time special. A light from our world will be greatly missed....but remembered and memories cherished. May the Good Lord watch over you and embrace all of you. With Sincere Sympathy, Marguerite Westfall

Posted by John and Marguerite Westfall - TX - Friend   January 23, 2012

Diana and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Rod. He was a mentor to Jim at Xerox and we both enjoyed working with him. We were always treated so warmly by the two of you. He will be missed. We hope the wonderful, happy memories will make your heart smile again.
Jim and Sally Masters

Posted by Jim and Sally Masters - Roanoke, TX - Xerox friends   January 23, 2012

Rod provided me wonderful opportunities at Xerox for 30 years. As a young,green sales rep, his mentoring skills provided me the knowledge and work ethic to be successful. Rod was always there in good times and bad times, yet he was always looking forward in a positive way. I'm lucky that we crossed paths early on. He will be missed, but not forgotten. The best to the family.

Bob and Mary Cay Murray

I'll be out of time and unable to make the services.

Posted by Bob and Mary Cay Murray - Austin, TX - co-worker   January 23, 2012

I will always cherish my time with Rod. Our visits on the sidelines and in the stands of his grandkids sporting events. He was always there for them and I know how much that means to kids. God bless and god speed.

Posted by Rob Williams - Austin, TX - Friend   January 23, 2012


So very sorry to hear of Rod's passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family Diana.

Posted by Jack and Bryn Boatman - Tulsa, OK   January 23, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Val and I sit by the door at the Seton Chapel. Our condolenses.

Posted by Agnes Martin - Friend at church   January 22, 2012

I grew up with Evan, Jeff and Whit. Many of my best childhood memories are of my brother and I playing with the Williams family. Rod was a big part of those memories. I treasure those memories and the time spent with the whole Williams family. From dinners in the backyard to camping on the Perdernales to dove hunting on the lease Rod as always fun, always strong and a positive influence as a husband and father. Rod's passing is a loss to us all.

Posted by Julia Roche Walker - Austin, TX - friend   January 22, 2012

"Rod" and I were friends during his entire career with Xerox. On every occasion I found him to be a cheerful, caring and "Southern Gentleman" in every sense of the word!

Posted by wc enmon - austin, TX - Xerox friend   January 22, 2012


We are praying for you and are so sorry for your loss. Love, Mrs. Weinheimer

Posted by Sandra Weinheimer - TX   January 22, 2012


Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. I always enjoyed seeing you and Roddy during our family reunions. We'll keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

- Gary, Cheryl, Jessica, John, and Uncle John

Posted by Gary Verban - Great Falls, VA - Cousin   January 22, 2012

What a wonderful man! He spent many years at Xerox and a friend to all that he worked with. He will be missed...
Diana, we are so sad to hear the news about Rod. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless
David and Donna-Revell Carr

Posted by Donna Revell-Carr - Austin, TX - Friend   January 22, 2012