John Walton Withers (1951 - 2016)

  • "John you kept me in line as a young Captain and would..."
    - Ray Barber
  • "There are very few of us still on the AFD who worked with..."
  • "Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories..."
    - Tom Cowen
  • "My dear friend JW I will always remember the..."
    - The Weasel
  • "John was great AFD family. I've tried to locate and check..."
    - Ralph Crane

John Withers died on June 6, 2016, at age 64, in Sun City, Calif. He was born on Aug. 16, 1951, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Evelyn and John Withers. John came to Alaska as a young boy and graduated from West High School in 1970. He worked 28 years for the Anchorage Fire Department, retiring in 2001. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Denise; daughters, Kimberly King (Chuck) and Jennifer Word; grandchildren, Miranda, Alexander, Lindsey and Lacey; his brother, Craig (Sheila); and sister, Karen. John was preceded in death by his mother; father; and sister, Kay.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on June 14, 2016