James D. “Dave” Williams, 67, Osage City: March 9, 1954 – March 26, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

James D. “Dave” Williams, 67, Osage City: March 9, 1954 – March 26, 2021

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – James D. “Dave” Williams, 67, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021, at his home in Osage City, Kan. He was born March 9, 1954, the son of Bud and Evelyn (Mundy) Williams, formerly of Scranton, Kan.

He spent most of his childhood years growing up in the Topeka, Kan., Scranton, and Osage City areas. He attended Capitol City High School, Topeka. Dave proudly worked as an over the road driver for more than 25 years.

Anyone who knew Dave knew that he didn’t just think outside the box, he lived there. He was an avid junker, collecting things that he would turn into his own works of art. His creativity knew no limits. In addition to collecting objects to repurpose, Dave collected all things Steamboat Willie, Coca Cola, and Marilyn Monroe. His home was filled with memorabilia, including portraits he had created himself. Dave was also a practical joker. His main goal, no matter where, was to make sure that everyone around him was laughing or smiling. He loved people, and greatly loved his dogs, Max, Jr. Patches, and Turtle to name a few.

Dave was preceded in death by his father, Floyd “Bud” Williams; his grandparents; brother, Mike R. Williams; a daughter, Cassie Morgan; a son, Willie Morgan; and two nephews.

His loving memory will forever remain with his mother, Evelyn M. Williams, Osage City; daughters, Deema Noonan (Chad), Osage City, Amanda Cambron (Tim), Scranton, and Faith Morgan; son, John Neu (Leia), Scranton; sister, Teresa Knight, Osage City; brother, Dan L. Williams (Carol), Elkheart, Ind.; and eight grandchildren, a nephew, and countless other family members and friends.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at a future date to be determined. See www.vanarsdalefs.com.

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