John Richard Williams, Jr., 78, of Chesapeake, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, he was the son of the late John R. Williams, Sr. and Mary Gray Moore Williams. Mr. Williams was a 1964 graduate of Princess Anne High School and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Passionate about sports, John was an umpire for the Great Bridge Baseball Association and was an avid Redskins and Yankees fan. John was a long-time member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, where he served on the Parish Council, was an Altar Minister and a Food Pantry volunteer. He retired from Verizon after 33 years and later retired again from Virginia ABC. The highlight of every year was the annual family vacation to Lake Gaston - most recently August 5th of this year.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Mary Margaret Altman Williams; children, Holly Krantz (Pete), Leigh Williams (Molly), Julie Morgan (Hunter); grandchildren, Reese, Evan, Bob, Jackson, Carter, Lily and Shiloh; siblings, Robert Williams (Susie) and Judith Williams, as well as his canine companion, Penny.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Prince of Peace Food Pantry.