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Roger Allen Williams, age 50, of Cedar Springs, formerly of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, November 29, 2009 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids.

The son of Milo & Helen Ann (Miller) Williams, he was born on Sept. 1, 1959 in Greenville and attended Belding Area Schools. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Roger had worked in construction and helped in the building of the new auditorium at Greenville High School.

An avid music lover, he was an amateur musician, attended many concerts, enjoyed computers, and video games, as well as camping especially at the Three Seasons Campground.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Melissa, and many aunts and uncles. Surviving are his children, Timothy Lee, Billy Jack, Racheal LaTasha & Shawn, Raven Melissa, and Rebecca Lynn; the childrens mothers, Dana and Veronica; his grandchildren, Autumn, Rose Marie, Jaden, Carys, and Jeremy; his siblings, Michael, Mark, James & Sharon, Tammi & Richard, and Edward.

Also surviving are his best friends of 30-plus years and siblings of the heart, Penny Tompkins and Bill Nelson; an aunt, Patricia; three uncles, George, Robert & Annie, and Bobby & Carol; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many close friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at Greenville Community Church, 6596 S. Vining Road, with a time of food and fellowship following. Pastor Joel Heron will officiate and family and friends are encouraged to wear there favorite concert T-shirt in tribute to Roger.  Military honors, rendered by the U.S. Navy, will conclude the ceremonies. 

Instead of flowers, relatives and friends are asked to consider the needs of the family. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Rogers online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.

The Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Greenville, was entrusted with the arrangements.


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  1. Anonymous on November 29, 2009 at 12:00 am


    01/23/2014 –

    Billy Jack

    Dear dad I miss you more and more everyday. I know I was your little stranger but all I wanted was to know you. Life is kinda funny I guess you never know what to expect just like when Lynn went into labor I knew before she did and dad I also knew before you did I tried to change the motion events I am sorry I didn’t reach you I feel I failed you, and my family and I am sorry for that I guess I should have stayed your little stranger!

    04/05/2012 –


    I visited…today to read about my father. I never had expected so many signatures in this guesbook.
    You guys are appreciated.
    Every one of you. I will never forget how much you guys did to make him feel accepted. I love you for that. Please…don’t forget him :)

    12/06/2009 –

    Cindy Schrouder

    Please accept my condolences in your loss.

    12/04/2009 –

    Sarah & Bear, Slater Stephan

    Will miss his funny stories sitting by the campfire and it was a pleasure knowing this Proud Navy Veteran.
    Slater will miss him showing him how to play the guitar.

    12/04/2009 –

    Racheal Ebel Daughter

    Hello every one i am rogers oldest daughter i would like to thank everyone for your care and support through this rough time in us three girls young lives.

    12/03/2009 –

    Paula Seguna

    Dear Tammi, I’m so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I remember all the love and care you gave him after his accident several years ago. You were a great sister and friend and I’m sure he knew it. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy, Love Paula

    12/02/2009 –

    Diane (Mom) Brown

    12/02/2009 –

    William W. Nelson

    12/02/2009 –

    Tina Peters

    God Bless You , Roger you were my kissing cousin and I will truly miss you.
    Love Tina & Family

    12/01/2009 –

    Terri Henrizi

    Dear Rachael, Raven & Becca, I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know you girls were the light of his life and that he loved you and your brothers all very much. He was especially proud of what awesome young ladies you are all growing up to be. I lost my dad when I was about RachaeI’s age so I know there is nothing I can do or say to make you feel any better but I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Be sure ask if there is anything you need or anything I can do to help. Aunt Tammi knows how to reach me. Take care~ Love, Terri

    11/30/2009 –

    Connie Johnson

    My prayers and thoughts go out to the family.
    Connie Schrouder Johnson cousin

    11/29/2009 –

    diane moore mother in law

    May the angels hold you in their wings, I am going to miss you, until we meet agian. Love You.

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