Randy Williams, 63, of Union, passed away Monday, July 22nd with his family at his side. At his request, there will be no service.
Randy was born on November 25th, 1955 in Fort Lewis, Washington to Gail and Leopoldine (Poldi) Williams. He was the oldest of three children and spent his childhood growing up in Wallowa and Union, where he graduated high school in 1974. Randy started working in the logging industry after high school and he married Tommie (Brown) Williams in 1985.
Randy and Tommie had three children; Randa, now 31, Brittany, 29, and Cody, 27, and made their home in Union. Randy started working for his father’s business, Gail Williams Trucking, in 1977 and took over the business with his brother, Greg, upon his father’s retirement in 1987. In 2001, they started Williams Brothers Trucking and Randy operated the businesses with his brother, his son, and his nephew, Shane, until his passing.
Randy loved his family, his businesses, and all the many friends he made through his work. He loved hunting, fishing, being in the mountains, and spending time with his family. He loved animals, especially his two dogs Harley and Andy. He was known for his sense of humor and giving spirit, and for always being there for his family and friends. Randy had a special relationship with his mom and lived near her his entire life. Some of his favorite times were spent hunting with family and friends in the mountains of northeast Oregon, as well as deer and elk hunting trips to Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. He especially cherished memories of time spent in the Minam. He requested that his ashes be spread in the mountains he loved so much.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Tommie; his children, Randa of Boise, Brittany of La Grande, and Cody of Union; his brother Greg and sister-in-law Rhonda of Union; and his sister Debbie Ewing and brother-in-law Rick Ewing of La Grande. He is also survived by his mother Poldi, of Union; nephews Shane Williams of Union and Matt Mitchell of Hermiston; nieces Shelbi Brown of Milton-Freewater and Mindi Mitchell of Eugene, as well as his lifelong friend, Rod Beverage of Union. He was preceded in death by his father, Gail, in 2006.