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Dan Marshall Williams

February 27, 1949 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Dan Marshall Williams, 74 of Olin, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at the Gordon Hospice House.

He was born in Iredell County, February 27, 1949.  He was the son of the late Reece King Williams and Beulah Wall Williams.  Dan attended Central School and was a member of the first graduating class at North Iredell High School in 1967.  He attended college at N.C. State University, later he transferred to Lenior Rhyne College, where he played basketball, became a Carolina’s Conference All-Star, and graduated in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.  In November of 1970 Dan married his wife, Susan Steinbruegge of Atlanta, Ga. Dan worked on his father’s dairy farm until 1976 when he and his two brothers purchased a farm, creating JoAlDa Farm.  In 1981 he became President of Iredell County Farm Bureau and served until 1985. Upon the death of their father, Dan and his brothers reallocated properties and he assumed ownership of what became Dan’s Dairy.  Dan retired from farming in 2000.  He and Susan lived in Georgia for 5 years before making their way back home to Olin to take care of their son.

Along with his parents Dan was preceded in death by his son, Robb, and brothers, Joe, and Alan Williams.

Those left to cherish Dan’s memory include his wife, Susan, his daughter Christy W. (Jeremy) Withgott, his granddaughter, Quinn, his sisters, Rena (Donald) Turner and Ellen (JD) Sprinkle, his sister-in-law, Barbara Williams, his brothers-in-law, Bob (Kathy) Steinbruegge and Chuck (Urszula) Steinbruegge, along with a special niece Nancy Keith, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Dan Williams will be conducted at 3:00pm, Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Friendship Methodist Church.  Reverend Kristy Burnette will officiate.  The family will visit with friends in the church fellowship hall after the service.

Pallbearers will include Rick, Ted, and Todd Williams, Lenny Keith, Ricky Talley and Andy Turner.  Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Williams, John Davidson, Alan King, Andy Anderson, John Lentz, Kent Daniels, Eddie Crump, Rick Hutchens, Buster Mann, Rick Peak and Hal White.

Dan was a good man.

In lieu of flowers the family asks memorials to be given Lenior Rhyne Men’s Basketball c/o Melinda Bumgarner, LR PO Box 7467, Hickory NC 28603. or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

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Funeral Service
September 17, 2023

3:00 PM
Friendship Methodist Church
907 Friendship Rd.
Statesville, NC 28625

Visitation Following Service

Friendship Methodist Church
907 Friendship Rd.
Statesville, NC 28625


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