Funeral services for Douglas Kent Williams, 33, Manhattan, KS, (formerly of Eudora, KS) will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Eudora Baptist Church in Eudora. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. He died on Saturday, December 26, 2009 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.
He was born on March 30, 1976 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Richard “Rick” and Mary Grosdidier Williams.
Mr. Williams graduated from Eudora High School in 1994. He attended Kansas State University and received a Graphic Arts Degree from the Manhattan Area Technical College. He was the I.T. Manager for the Athletic Department at K-State.
He was very passionate about his family and friends. He was also an avid KSU sports fan and enjoyed working with kids and their activities.
He was married to Sarah Ptacek. She survives of the home in Manhattan.
Other survivors include his two sons, Brady Clinton Williams and Grant Douglas Williams, his parents, Rick & Mary Williams, of Eudora, his paternal grandmother, Dessie Williams, of Eudora and his maternal grandparents, Norbert and Margaret Grosdidier of rural Eudora.
Mr. Williams will lie in state at the Eudora Chapel from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Family and friends will be greeted from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eudora Baptist Church in Eudora.
The family suggests memorials in Doug’s name to the Educational Fund for the Children of Douglas Williams and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.