Ronald W. Williams, Sr.
August 27, 1936-July 14, 2018
Mr. Williams was a pillar in the Southside Virginia community and somewhat of a local legend. Many knew him as the best attorney in the area. Mr. Williams cared about his clients and vehemently fought for them in court.
Ronald W. Williams, Sr. practiced law in the Southside Virginia community for more than fifty years. He graduated T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1962. He served as a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and was the president of the Danville Bar Association.
Ronald W. Williams loved his community and worked throughout his life to help make it a better place to live. He was the former Mayor of Danville and a former Danville City Councilman. Mr. Williams also served as the Pittsylvania County Attorney and served on the Pittsylvania County School Board. Mr. Williams was a member of many community organizations as well, including the Jaycees, the Ruritan Club, the Sertoma Club, the Lions Club, and numerous other organizations.
Mr. Williams was a loving husband, father and a devoted Christian. For more than twenty-five years, he enjoyed membership at Brosville United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School. At the time of his death, Mr. Williams was an active member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church.
In 2015, Ronald W. Williams, Sr. became a published author after writing a book entitled “Memories and Reflections of an Old Lawyer,” in which he not only recounted his own past, but reflected upon the history of many prominent members of our community.