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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...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Karen and Mike Green - austin, TX

“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...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Cullis - Aston, PA

“Tom & I were so sad to learn of Rod's death. Our thoughts and prayers to Diana and the children. Brenda & Tom Warner ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Brenda & Tom Warner - Austin, TX

“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...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Sharon W Barton - Austin, TX

“My heart and prayers are with you on this day. Sincerely, Stacy Millington ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Stacy Millington - Tomball, TX

“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...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Joe & Hazel Joseph - Austin, TX

“Thank you, Rod, for your service to our country. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - TX

“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...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Coalter and Missy Baker - Austin, TX

“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...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Dick Williams - Austin, TX

“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: ...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Bill and Marlene Glade - Austin, TX

“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...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Isabel Bass - Austin, TX - Friend

“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. ...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Janet Joseph Taborn - Austin, TX

“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...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Sherry and Jack Norberg - MD

“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...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: John and Marguerite Westfall - TX

“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...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Jim and Sally Masters - Roanoke, TX

“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...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Bob and Mary Cay Murray - Austin, TX

“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...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Rob Williams - Austin, TX

“So very sorry to hear of Rod's passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family Diana. ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Jack and Bryn Boatman - Tulsa, OK

“I am so sorry for your loss. Val and I sit by the door at the Seton Chapel. Our condolenses. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Agnes Martin - Friend at church

“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...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Julia Roche Walker - Austin, TX

“"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...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: wc enmon - austin, TX

“We are praying for you and are so sorry for your loss. Love, Mrs. Weinheimer ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Sandra Weinheimer - TX

“Diana, 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...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Gary Verban - Great Falls, VA

“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...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Donna Revell-Carr - Austin, TX


Rod Williams, a cherished husband, father, grandfather and son, left this life on Thursday, January 19, 2012. He was born on June 15, 1935 to John and Sophia Williams.

After service in the U.S. Army, he graduated from the University of Texas and enjoyed a career with Xerox Corp. in sales management.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Williams. Rod is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diana Joseph Williams; his son Evan and wife Margaret, and their daughters Meredith and Ellen; son Jeff and wife Barbra, and their sons Edward and Ethan; son Whit and wife Kim, and their children Wyatt and Lauren. Rod is also survived by his mother; and by his brother Richard, his wife Frani and their children Carolyn and Christopher of Aston, Pa; and by his brother-in-law Roger Joseph.

Those within the circle of his love knew that they could count on him unconditionally.

The family wishes to thank Dr. David Morris and the Seton ICU nurses for their superb care.

A celebration of Rod's life will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 25th at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 24th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

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