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Obituary - Thaddeus (Thad) Williams

Noted Virginia horseman Thad Williams passed away Monday, January 1. He would have been 97 this coming April. Preceded in death by his wife, Poly C. Williams; parents, Corbett and Carrie Williams; sister, Marie W. Walters; and brothers, Robert Williams and Lee Williams; Williams was survived by his daughters Wanda W. Groseclose and husband Mike and Nancy W. Corvin and husband Larry, in addition to grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Although his love for horses took him all over the country, Williams spent his entire life in Wythe County where he raised and trained horses and gained the friendship of many. He was best known for his many winning rides aboard H.P. Hunnicutt’s 1967 Reserve World’s Champion Five-Gaited Stallion, Super Command, a son of world’s grand champion CH Wing Commander and Herschella’s Happy Birthday (BHF).

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 4 at the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel with internment to follow in the Mount Pleasant Community Cemetery.


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