R. B. "Dickie" Williams III was born in Mobile, but grew up mostly in Monroeville, Alabama. His summers and holidays were spent with his Granddaddy Williams on the Williams plantation in Finchburg, Alabama, 18 miles west of Tunnel Springs. He graduated from Monroeville High School in 1953, where he lettered four years in football, basketball, and baseball. He enrolled at Auburn then transferred to Howard College (now Samford University), where he graduated with a B.S. in pharmacy. He worked at Edgewood Drug Store in Homewood and Swift Drug Co. in Selma before joining the dixie Division of the National Guard. In 1960, he married Sue Russell from Safford, Alabama. In August 1961, he moved back to Monroeville and opened Williams Drug Store, which he has run since. In his spare time, he organized and created the Monroe County Conservation Club, the Monroe County Museum, and the Monroe County Stating Fishing Lake at Beatrice, Alabama. He has served as president of the National Wildlife Federation for 21 consecutive years. His advice to all: "Press on and don't sweat the little things."
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Publisher The Monroe Journal Print Shop Publish Date Jan 1, 1970 Copyright Date Jan 1, 1970 Binding Paperback