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David C. Williams — Managing Partner

Daleville, VA— David C. Williams is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Business Professional for his contributions to the Funeral Service Practice.

Mr. Williams is a certificated Funeral Service Director through the National Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and the Academy of Funeral Service practice. He became a certified grief counselor for infant and stillbirth deaths, and a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Ohio. He is also a licensed funeral service provider in the state of Virginia.

Mr. Williams is managing partner of Rader Funeral Home in Daleville Virginia. The company specializes in providing funeral home, burial, and cremation services throughout Botetourt County, including pre-planning and immediate services. According to Mr. Williams, he and his team of compassionate experts focus on helping clients and their loved ones create lasting memories in a comforting and inviting space.

According to Mr. Williams, Rader Funeral Home was established more than 120 years ago, and is recognized as the oldest business of its kind in the entire county. The company opened a second location in Stewartville, Virginia, which was in operation until 1950, followed by another location in Buchanan, Virginia until 2001. The Radar Funeral Home now exists in just one location in Daleville since 1996.

Mr. Williams is considered an expert in grief counseling, with a focus on pregnancy loss, stillbirth and newborn deaths. He has also been an active mortuary officer for the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region V, for approximately two decades.

Mr. Williams notes that his success to his empathetic nature towards his employees and his many client families. He notes that he worked for a local cemetery while he was in high school, where he performed various types of labor, including cutting the grass and digging and filling graves by hand. He earned a degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1986.

Mr. Williams would like to dedicate this honor to his parents, David and Charlene Williams Jr.