Rev. Roger Carl Williams
Joe Denoyer - January 18, 2021 5:01 pm
Rev. Roger Carl Williams, 84, of Liberal, passed away on Saturday January 16, 2021 at the Liberal Good Samaritan Center in Liberal.
He was born on February 17, 1936 to Luella and Albert Williams near Protection KS.
He married Deloris A. (Richardson) Williams May 4, 1956 in Winfield KS.
Roger was delivered at home by his grandmother, Stella Baker, who served as midwife for many families in the area. He attended a small rural school in Sitka until they moved to Ashland, KS where he graduated high school in 1954. He attended Fort Hays State College, Southwestern College, and Anderson University. Despite a near fatal polio infection, he graduated from Anderson University in 1960 and Anderson University Seminary in 1962. He began his ministry at the First Church of God Winfield, KS. He then pastored the Church of God in Caldwell, KS for 12 ½ years followed by shepherding the congregation at South Church of God in Liberal, KS for 20 years. Brother Roger, as he liked to be called, also provided weekly church services at the Liberal Good Samaritan Center for 42 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Deloris A. Williams, son, Roger D. Williams, and daughter-in-law, Erin B. Williams. He has four grandchildren, Meredith R. Williams, Jerrod D. Anderson, Trevor A. Williams, and Jody S. Anderson along with two great grandchildren, Brody and Kinsley Anderson. Other surviving family members include his younger brother, Ivan Williams, and sister-in-law, Helen, along with their children Mary Jo Linscott and Debra L. Williams, their spouses and children.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents and beloved daughter, Judy G. Anderson.
There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place.
A Private Family Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Miller Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Stan Lehnert officiating. The service will be streamed on the Miller Mortuary FaceBook page.
Friends may send condolences to the family and share treasured memories through Roger’s tribute web page at www.millermortuary.net.