Harry J. Widney, 99, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away Friday morning, May 12, 2017, at White Sulphur Springs Center in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Born November 12, 1917, in Tyrone, PA, he was a son of Harry McGinley and Virginia Ray Fickes Widney.
Harry was a 1935 graduate of Green Bank High School in Green Bank, WV, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1939. He retired from Howes Leather Company after over 40 years of service, where he was superintendent and later general manager. Mr. Widney was a founding and last surviving member of the Durbin Lions Club and was a 32nd Degree Mason. After moving to Lewisburg, WV, in the early 1970s, he became an active member of the 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 (Tom) of Covington, VA, Douglas Widney (Kaye) of Fairmont, WV, Jon S. Widney (Connie) of Gilbert, AZ, and Stephen Hiner (Nancy) of Fredericksburg, TX; six grandchildren, Christopher Long (Jayne), Jason Long (Jennifer), Amy Widney, Evan Widney (Molly), Heather Hiner, and Chad Hiner; and three great-grandchildren, Kaelyn Long, Corbin Long, and Ashley Hiner.
Graveside services will be held at 3 PM on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Arbovale Cemetery in Arbovale, WV, with Pastor David Rittenhouse officiating.
A visitation will be held at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg on Wednesday from 12-1 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shepherd's Center-Greenbrier Valley, 214 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or to the Greenbrier County Committee on Aging, Meals on Wheels Program, P.O. Box 556, Rupert, WV 25984.
The family would like to thank the staff at the White Sulphur Springs Center for their outstanding comfort and care for their father during his stay there.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the May 15, 2017, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.