Thursday, January 20, 2022

Former Publisher of "The Dunwoody Crier" Dick Williams dies at 77

 Video of Dick Williams explaining the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade.

Dick Williams though now passed, has positivity impacted the lives of every citizen in this town, he supported community events, influenced politics and helped found a city that improved the quality of life for all involved.  I believe I first met Dick at a Dunwoody Homeowners Association meeting where he would wield influence on Sunday Night with the DHA and then write the front page Crier articles for print on Tuesday.  Little did I know that for many years prior, Dick perfected that tact by wielding influence over stately matters on his Sunday morning tv show with the Georgia Gang and then write newspaper articles in the AJC and other places the rest of the week.  As a newspaper man, turned tv personality - he was a powerful voice in Atlanta politics & business where many wanted to whisper into his ear in order for him to turn the tide of public persuasion. 

Outside newspapers, media and politics, Dick adored his girls and loved his multi-talented wife Becky who would later become one of the first Mayor's of Brookhaven.  He sang in the Choir at All Saints Catholic Church and was a high school basketball referee for many years. 

Dick was always proud of his "Winners and Losers" segment on tv.  So Dick for a life well lived, you sir are a Winner and in case you are not aware, Pitchers and Catchers report in just 24 days.

Below are a few public sources on the historical life lived by Dick Williams. 

AJC - Atlanta journalist Dick Williams dies at 77

 Fox5 - Dick Williams, long-time leader of 'The Georgia Gang', passes away

What the Dunwoody Crier meant to Dick & the employees.

Political Powerhouse 

Dick Williams retiring from ‘The Georgia Gang’ on Fox 5 after nearly 40 years

The GoDeKalb Show - Dunwoody Edition featuring Dick Williams, Mudcatz & the Chamber of Commerce

Rest in Peace, Rebecca Williams - Wife, Mother, Friend, Mayor, Council Member, Emmy award winning journalist, and angel on earth.

1 comment:

Steve Barton said...

Dick Williams was a great citizen.