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John McCormick Witherspoon John McCormick Witherspoon, beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 11. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pat, and his two sons, Terence Dennis, and wife Jenniffer DeAnn, and Lawrence Andrew, and wife Alejandra Nicole, and his grand-daughters, Sovay Raylee Witherspoon and Amelia Lucia Witherspoon. He is also survived by his brothers, Joseph P. Witherspoon and wife Ann, Thomas Morgan Witherspoon, and James Stuart Witherspoon, and his sister-in-law, Carolyn Dennis Willingham and husband, John. He was the proud uncle of Tim Knobloch, Charles Knobloch, Kelly Witherspoon Zabcik, Adam Witherspoon, Alethea Witherspoon Anthony, Russell Dennis Willingham, and Jonica Lynn Willingham. John was born on October 11, 1950 in Austin, Texas, the son of Dr. Joseph P. Witherspoon, Jr. and Catherine Leavy Witherspoon. They preceded him in death, as did his sister, Victoria Elizabeth Knobloch. He was a proud graduate of A. N. McCallum High School, and kept in touch with many of his classmates until his death. He attended Union College in Schenectady, NY, and graduated with a B. A. degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973. In 1976, he graduated from the UT Austin School of Law. John practiced law in Austin from 1976 to 2000, when he moved to El Paso, TX. He was an attorney in El Paso and later corporate trust officer for Zia Trust Company, retiring due to ill health in June, 2012. He was on the boards of several non-profit organizations in Austin and El Paso, and was very active in sports activities of his sons. And, he was a lover of animals, including his dogs, Chester, Adam, Skipper, Sandy, Gracie, Austin, Scout, and especially Petey. John was much beloved, and will be sorely missed. A Funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28th, at St. Austin's Catholic Church, 2026 Guadalupe. Location and parking information is available at http://goo.gl/R14Gs. Rosary service will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th, in the Chapel of Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the , the , or a .
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 26 to Apr. 28, 2013
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