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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Wednesday July 14th, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Wednesday July 14th, 2021

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Gerald Gordon Widener


Gerald Gordon Widener, age 69, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021 at his home.

Gerald was one of twelve children born to the late Hobert and Ethel Price Widener. He loved his family – and over the years was caregiver for several of his brothers and sisters. Gerald enjoyed playing the guitar and often shared his love of music with friends and family. His caring, nurturing ways will be missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine brothers.

Gerald is survived by his sisters, Freida Osborne and Reatha Harris, both of Marion, Va.; special niece, Shelby Tilson; special caregiver, Pat Atkins; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Mike Sage officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Burial in Middle Fork Cemetery, Chilhowie, Va. will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Smyth County Local, 2840 Electric Road, Suite 106A, Roanoke, Va. 24018; or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.

To share memories of Gerald Gordon Widener, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Gerald’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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I (Alma Jean) grew up as a neighbor to the Widener family for eight years. I saw some of them later in church or school. This was a good family & I enjoyed knowing them. Reading the obituary, I learned Gerald loved playing the guitar which was a surprise. I send my sincere condolences to the family. May you remember all the good times you had with Gerald Prayers for each of you. .

Alma Jean (Johnson) & Carl Pennington Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gerald Widener

Alma Jean (Johnson) & Carl Pennington Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM

I so sorry for your loss. I am glad our paths crossed and I was able to help him when he was in need. Jennifer Tarter, NP Carilion Family Medicine-Wytheville

Jennifer Tarter Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM

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