John Withers

STANLEY - John Victor Withers, 57, of 704 Mariposa Road, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Aug. 28, 2013.

He was born in Gaston County, son of William Smith and Frances Lineberger Withers.

He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Slemp Withers. Mr. Withers graduated from East Gaston High School in 1974 and graduated from UNCC with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1978. After graduating, he went to work for Duke Power where he met his wife Donna. He was an account-ant and general manager for the Woodshed in Stanley. He was a member of Stanley Masonic Lodge #713 and the Oasis Temple of the Shrine. He was a faithful member of Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church where he served as head usher.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter Brittany Withers Milstead and husband Matt of Mount Holly. 1 son John Michael Withers of Stanley. A grandson Ryland Milstead. 2 brothers Bill Withers Jr. and wife Donita and Colin Withers and wife Renee. 1 sister Jeana Neill all of Stanley.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Withers will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Dr. Danny Penny and the Rev. Eddie McGinnis officiating.

Interment will be at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.

Funeral Home

Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120

Published in Gaston Gazette on Aug. 30, 2013