Cecil Widener

July 8, 2020


Cecil Wilburn “Wilbur” Widener, age 78, of Todd Railroad Grade Road, Todd, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 8, 2020, at his residence.  

Cecil was born October 19, 1941 in Watauga County, son of Lydia Grace Seatz Widener and the late Cecil Garland Widener. He was a retired employee of New River State Park. Cecil was a member of South Fork Baptist Church.

Mr. Widener is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Chandler, of Todd, North Carolina; one son, Paul Widener, of the home; three granddaughters, Jackie Stutts (Justin), of Lexington, North Carolina, Christina Chandler of Advance, North Carolina and Kylie Chandler (Joey Miller) of Todd, North Carolina; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Grace Seatz Wagoner, of Todd, North Carolina. 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Murdock Widener. 

The family would like to give special thanks to Pam, Barbara, Dave, and Josh of Medi-Home Hospice for their loving care of Daddy. 

Graveside service and burial for Mr. Cecil Widener will be conducted Sunday afternoon, July 12, 2020, at 3:00 o’clock, at Lily Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. Officiating will be Reverend Homer Murdock and Reverend Dave Adams.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Youth Villages, Inc, 895 State Farm Rd. Bldg 500 suite 505 Boone, NC 28607 and attention to Katie Francis along with a memo inside stating "donations in memory of Cecil Wilburn Widener" 

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Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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