October 13, 1936 - September 3, 2012
James Phillip Widener, age 75, of Glade Spring, Virginia passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. Phillip was born on October 13, 1936 in Widener’s Valley, Virginia to Kermit Bishop Widener, Sr. and Hazel Poole Widener. He was a graduate of Pocahontas High School class of 1955. He was a native of Washington County, Virginia and had lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for many years prior to moving back to Washington County, Virginia in 2008. He retired after 20 years of service from the U.S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam Era. Phillip attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Marion, Virginia and the Unitarian Universal Church in Abingdon, Virginia. He was a member of the Abingdon Senior Citizens where he lead the Bible Study. He was also a member of the Washington County Historical Society. Phillip loved dancing at the Iron Horse and Senior Citizens. He is survived by four brothers, Donald Widener and his wife, Mary Eleanor, of Damascus, Virginia, Stanley Widener and his wife, Carolyn, of Hampton, Virginia, Kermit (K.B.) Widener, Jr. and his wife, Lorraine, of Glade Spring, Virginia, and Larry Widener and his wife, Karen, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; one sister, Nancy Schoffstall and her husband, Kenneth, of Glade Spring, Virginia; an aunt, Mary Alice Widener of Arizona; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and numerous friends from all the organizations he participated in. The funeral services for James Phillip Widener will be conducted at 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in the Riverview Chapel at Garrett Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Widener officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be sent to a favorite charity of ones choice. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 7:45 P.M. Wednesday prior to the funeral service at Garrett Funeral Home or at any time at the residence of his brother, K.B. Widener. The committal service and interment will be private. Online condolences may be sent to the family and a memorial tribute video may be viewed by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com. Mr. Widener and his family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236, ph.#: 276-475-3631.
James Phillip Widener, age 75, of Glade Spring, Virginia passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. Phillip was born on October 13, 1936 in Widener’s Valley, Virginia to Kermit Bishop Widener,... View Obituary & Service Information
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