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Rodger "Buddy" W.


July 19, 1962 - February 10, 2024

Rodger “Buddy” Walter Williams, IV, 61, of Hedgesville, WV, passed away on February 10, 2024 from injuries sustained in an accident.

Rodger was the husband to Jeanne Baker.

Born on July 19, 1962 in Frederick, MD, he was the son to the late Rodger W. Williams, III and Mary Darlene Phillips.

Rodger was a welder for Pipeliners Union 798 out of Tulsa, OK for 26 years. Welding took him throughout the country where he enjoyed the job and meeting people. No one was more proud and loyal to the brotherhood of 798. After retirement he loved spending time at home with his long time traveling partner Huck “the” dog. Rodger had many fond memories of the family farm in Poolesville.

Along with his wife Jeanne, Rodger was survived by his three children; Shane Williams (Heather), Holly Williams, Steele Williams, brother; David Williams (Teri), sister; Patti Jacobs (Terry), step-mother; Gwendolyn Williams, eight grandchildren; McKensi, Logan, Haylee, Tanner, Mason, Alisya, Destyn, Brayden and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, February 23rd from 5:00-7:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 24th at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Pipeliners Voluntary Fund, P.O. Box 470798, Tulsa, OK 74147.


Friday, February 23, 2024

 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hilton Funeral Home

22111 Beallsville Road

Barnesville, MD 20838


Saturday, February 24, 2024

 11:00 AM

Hilton Funeral Home

22111 Beallsville Road

Barnesville, MD 20838


Saturday, February 24, 2024

 Following the service

Monocacy Cemetery

19801 West Hunter Road

Beallsville, MD 20839


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From: Steven J Yost

My condolences to the family. Buddy was and will always be a dear friend of mine. I worked with him and worked for him and he worked for me. We were very close I loved him like a brother. He was one of the first welder’s I met when I got in the great local 798 in 1999. He took me under his wing. Finest man a man could meet. RIP Master Budro.

From: Marty

I only worked with Buddy a couple jobs, but that's all it took to know him and Huck were good people..yes I know Huck was a dog..but to me he wasn't..he was one of us..when i got done early I go get Huck n we go wondering around campground for a walk..Buddy get home we cook out n visit. Miss those days. God Bless. Miss you my friend.

From: Kim and Ray Staub

Sending prayers to the family. And sending love and hugs to Jeanne

From: Laurie Tobery Rutherford

Deepest condolences to your family. Buddy and my late husband Kenny Fowler were very close friends.

From: The Hilton Family

Our deepest condolences to your family. 

From: Jennifer and Jim Deater

Our family expresses our deepest sympathy and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

From: Troy and Candy Holly

Our condolences to Jeanne and Family. God Bless.


Clifton/Darlene & all family members: My sincere condolences to each of you at this time of great loss. My cares, prayers & thoughts each of you. DAVID SEYMOUR, U.S. NAVY (RET) P.H.S. CLASS OF 1964 POOLESVILLE OCT 48 TO JUN 64

From: Rodger Perry

I had got back in contact with cousin Buddy recently after not seeing him for a very long time and we greeted each other in text messages and sent pics from where we lived. I sent him photos around Christmas of a family kerosene lantern that I got a friend to restore. We discovered it was over 100 years old and I sent Buddy a picture of it lit again after so many years. He really liked that and spoke about how reliable they were. I will truly miss him especially since we got back in contact again recently. It has me thinking about the rest of the family as I have been far away from them. If you read this I want you to know I love you all and have been keeping you all in my prayers. I don't think I will be able to attend the funeral, but I will make an effort to visit the grave when I come back possibly around Easter and say goodbye on my own like I did with Uncle Rodger last summer. I will light our family lantern again tonight too in Memory of Buddy. Bless you all. -Cousin Rodger in Shelby NC.

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