William Feimster Withers ’39, a lifelong resident of Davidson, N.C., died Dec. 5 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C. Born March 2, 1918, in Mecklenburg County, he was a son of the late Dr. James J. Withers and Lottie Feimster Withers.
He attended Davidson, was a life member of the Lions Club and Woodmen of the World, and was a member of Davidson College Presbyterian Church and the men’s Sunday school class. Bill was employed with Blythe Brothers in his early years, and, with his wife, was owner and operator of Withers Electric Company of Davidson.
He enjoyed traveling, whether it was the yearly family outings to Crescent Beach or his trips abroad.
Survivors include his sons, William F. Withers, Jr., Richard S. Withers (June), and David I. Withers ’86 (Kathryne), 605 Skyview Dr., Nashville, TN 37206-1841; daughters, Elizabeth Estes (Dayton), Nancy Dishman, and Mary Sanders (Joseph); 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Johnsie Howard Withers; brothers, James Jr., Thomas ’42 and Robert ’48 Withers; and sisters, Mary Withers, Alice W. Sharpe, and Martha W. Allen.
Memorials may be made to Davidson College Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 337, Davidson, NC 28036.