We are sad to announce the passing of Dennis Williams, of Battle Ground, Washington. He will be greatly missed and will always hold a place in our hearts. He was 67 years old.
Dennis was born in Kennewick, Washington to Rose Marie (Kirk) and Richard D. Williams. Soon he moved to California and settled in the beautiful Gold Country of Amador County, California where he attended high school. During high school, he played varsity tennis and varsity basketball. He also sang in the choir and played several instruments in the band. Dennis played the french horn, the accordion, the organ, and the guitar. During his high school years, he had a small rock band which played at local events. He graduated from high school in Yakima, Washington and then spent a summer working at Lake Tahoe.
In the mid-70s, he moved to Battle Ground, Washington, where he met Judy Morris. They married in 1975, and raised their three children in Venersborg, east of Battle Ground. Dennis enjoyed having a horse and several cows there, as well as beautiful German shepherd dogs. He loved his family very much and treasured time with his children and grandchildren. Some of his happiest moments were spent waterskiing with friends and family at Lake Shasta, California or at Yale Lake in Washington state. He attended Battle Ground Baptist Church, helping with youth group outings and singing on the praise team.
During his work career, he fulfilled a childhood dream by becoming a Clark County Sheriff's Office deputy. Later, he was a 911 dispatcher at Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency in Vancouver, Washington. At one point during his 19 years of service at the 911 dispatch center, he appeared in an episode of the television show “Rescue 911.” We honor his service in law enforcement.
After retiring from his law enforcement career he became a successful real estate broker in Clark County. Most recently, he worked with Premiere Property Group listing residential homes and property. He was well respected by others in his field and was known for his honesty.
Dennis is survived by his wife Judy Williams; his children Mike (Lisa), Shawn (Amy) and Jenny Bennier (Luke); ten grandchildren Sarah, Abby, Jacob, Daniel, Caleb, Sam, Becca, Micah, Brielle and Jonah, all of Clark County; stepmother Sharlyn Williams; his sister Debi Little (Lee); his brothers Rick Williams (Cindy) and Storm Williams; and his sister Maria, along with many nieces and nephews. His father Richard D. Williams preceded him in death.
There will be a public viewing at Layne's Funeral Home in Battle Ground on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 12:00- 7:00 p.m. for anyone who would like to attend. His celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at the Battle Ground Baptist Church, 1110 NW Sixth Ave., Battle Ground, Washington. We would love you to come and honor his life.