David M. Williams
Friday 6th of April 1945 - Saturday 8th of January 2022
Williams of Lexington passed away Saturday January 8, 2022 at the age of
Dave was predeceased by his parents, Lilian and John Williams, and his brother John Williams.
Beloved husband of 55 years of Janie, father of Susie (Kenny) Basham and Kathy (Doug) DeHart. Grandfather to David (Renee) Basham, Kristina (Scott) Caudill, Daniel DeHart and Reese DeHart. The Greatest to Elijah, Adelaide, and Emori Basham and Teddy Caudill.
Dave graduated from Western Kentucky University. He and Janie then moved to Kuttawa, KY where he worked at Eddyville Penitentiary. He then worked in Louisville at Eastern Airlines and Kraft Foods. He was transferred to Lexington and later had a career in banking and Kentucky state government prior to working for CBA International where he retired in 2015.
Dave was a leader in the community and made the world a better place. He was past president of the Kentucky Jaycees and the Lexington Rotary Club. He served with Leadership Lexington, Girl Scouts Wilderness Road Council, Volunteer Center, Ashland - Henry Clay Estate, and South Elkhorn Christian Church. He trained many folks on parliamentary procedure and how to serve on a non-profit board.
He truly lived a life of service above self. When not serving others, he could be found on the golf course. He was affectionately called the commissioner and had a group of guys that played every Saturday. He had organized the DMW Invitational Golf Tournament for many years and in recent years served as one of the volunteer chairman for the Barbasol PGA Tournament.
Dave also enjoyed traveling with friends and family, and liked to say he traveled the world with Janie. He also spent decades cheering on the University of Kentucky football, Men’s and Women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball teams, watching any other sport on ESPN, telling jokes and stories, and doing puzzles. He will be missed by so many.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Lexington Rotary Club Endowment Fund, 401 Main Street, Ste. 305, Lexington, KY 40507.
Barbara R Plymalesays
Janie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. I did not get the opportunity to know David very long; but he sounds like a wonderful contributor to every community where he lived and worked. May the peace and comfort of God surround you and your family as you cope with your loss.
Kip and Rhonda Bellsays
Janie, we are heartbroken to learn of Dave’s passing. He was so full of life and made our life richer having known him. Prayers for you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace. Love always, The Bells
Janie, our hearts join yours in grieving the loss of this extraordinary man. We are so grateful to have known and enjoyed Dave. Thinking of him brings a smile, and ultimately that is what Dave was about. He made our community and this world a better place. 💔
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Your dad was a wonderful person . He will be missed by many.
John Roth MDsays
It was an honor to know David both in Rotary and as his Dermatologist. He always had a joke and made everyone laugh. He will be missed. Blessings to his family.
Dave was an incredible human being. Funny, yet delivered a powerful message. He truly represented Rotary’s motto: Service Above Self I am happy to have known him and called him a friend. He will be missed. Harding Dawahare