Rudolph "Rudy" Layfette Williams, 60, of Maryville, Tenn., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Williams was known for his integrity and wisdom. He was a mechanical engineer and long-term employee of Schlegel and was also in charge of building and design of the Reidsville NC Plant.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Williams; daughters, Dana Hope Oltmann and husband, Ricky, and Farrah Faith Williams-Bain and husband, Jeffrey, all of Maryville; grandchildren, John Oltmann, Alicia Oltmann, Shana Oltmann, Jay Oltmann, ShayLeigh Bain, and Cruise Bain; parents, Aaron and Rosalie Williams; brother, Sunny Williams; sister, Bobbye Shanks; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Jerry Mantooth and Rev. Sunny Williams officiating.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial to consider the Chilhowee Baptist Center, 2146 Big Springs Road, Maryville, TN 37801 or the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917.
Entombment was in the Grandview Mausoleum.