Richard Allen Williams

Richard Allen Williams (AKA Yo Bet!!! And the Judge), 78, of Beacon, passed away after a long illness on August 6, 2020 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. He was formerly a bus driver for the Wappinger Central School District; and retired as a custodial worker.

He had a love for music, dance and food. Everyone was a friend and no one was a stranger. He was a bit of a jokester, and loved to laugh. He had a great sense of humor. He is gone but will not be forgotten.

Richard was born in Georgetown, South Carolina on July 20, 1942, son of the late Johnny and Annie Mae (Washington) Williams. He is predeceased by his oldest son Norman A. Williams and his granddaughter Angel Buggs.

Richard is survived by his former wife Mary Ann Williams of New Hamburg. As well as his children: Richard A Williams, Belinda A Williams, Angela Williams-Buggs and son-in-law Terry Buggs, Katherine E Williams, Yvonne D Williams. Also, Richard and Matthew Nelson.

His Grandchildren: Andre Brown, Natasha Brown, Asia Buggs, Erica Clayton, Terry (Josiah) Buggs, Aliya Clayton, Anaya Clayton, and Great Granddaughter Maya Brown. He is also survived by his Brothers and Sisters: Ruby Simmons, Johnnie Mae Blacknall, Cecil Williams, Benjamin Williams, and Charles Williams. A host of nephews, nieces and brothers and sisters- in-law and friends.

His Family & Friends will gather on Tuesday August 11th from 9:00am to 11:00am at the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, where a service will be held at 11AM followed by interment to Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, NY. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit:


Visitation: August 11, 2020 9:00 am - August 11, 2020 11:00 am

Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508

Funeral Service: August 11, 2020 11:00 am - August 11, 2020 11:30 am

Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508

Burial: August 11, 2020 11:30 am - August 11, 2020 12:00 pm

Fishkill Rural Cemetery
801 Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524

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  1. Carla Williams says:

    Sending my condolences to my family. I love you guys and my prayers for comfort/peace
    Love ❤️ you

  2. kathy vereen says:

    Looking @ u cuz brings back memories of my uncle Johnny & my Auntie Annie Mae😊 May u find peace joining them again. Always in my heart. Prayers 4 u my dear sweet cousins.

  3. Carmen says:

    Sending our condolences to the Williams Family. (Dad, Aunts, Uncles & Cousins) May God be your peace & comfort during this time of loss. Uncle you will be forever in our 💕

  4. Derrick Williams says:

    Will never forget my fashionable uncle Yo Bet

  5. Tawana Britton says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family he will truly be miss . Living across the streets from Mr. Yo Bet in Lanes Creek where I grew up he was like a uncle to me and my siblings calling him uncle yo bet ❤️🙏🏾

  6. Benji Williams says:

    Rest In Peace Uncle!!
    Love Benji and the crew!

  7. Maikka Powell says:

    My deepest condolences to my extended family we send love and comfort during this difficult time🙏🏽♥️ The Powell Family

  8. Lily Wright says:

    With deep sympathy

    So sorry for your lost.

  9. Roxcina Miller says:

    So sorry for your loss may God be with you and continue to bless you Williams family

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