Harry Widney

Harry J. Widney, age 99, of Lewisburg, passed away Friday morning, May 12, 2017, at White Sulphur Springs Center.

Born November 12, 1917, in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Harry McGinley and Virginia Ray Fickes Widney.

Harry was a 1935 graduate of Green Bank High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1939 from West Virginia Wesleyan College.
He retired from Howes Leather Company with more than 40 years of service, where he was superintendent and, later, general manager.

He was the last surviving founding member of the Durbin Lions Club and was a 32nd Degree Mason. After moving to Lewisburg in the early 1970s, he became an active member of Old Stone Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin J. Widney.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 70 years, Dallas M. Propst Widney, whom he married June 8, 1946; four children, Candice Long, and husband, Tom, of Covington, Virginia, Douglas Widney, and wife, Kaye, of Fairmont, Jon S. Widney, and wife, Connie, of Gilbert, Arizona, and Stephen Hiner, and wife, Nancy, of Fredericksburg, Texas; six grandchildren, Christopher Long, and wife, Jayne, Jason Long, and wife, Jennifer, Amy Widney, Evan Widney, and wife, Molly, Heather Hiner and Chad Hiner; and three great-grandchildren, Kaelyn Long, Corbin Long and Ashley Hiner.

Family will receive friends May 17 from noon to 1 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. in the Arbovale Cemetery with Pastor David Rittenhouse officiating.

The family wishes to thank the staff at White Sulphur Springs Center for their outstanding comfort and care for our father during his stay there.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shepherd’s Center-Greenbrier Valley, 214 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901; or the Greenbrier County Committee on Aging, Meals-On-Wheels Program, PO Box 556, Rupert, WV 25984.

Online condolences may be made at www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com

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