Oscar Milton McWithey
February 4, 1928 -
January 22, 2017

Visitation

January 25, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Service 

Interment

Obituary

It is with regret we announce the death of Mr. Oscar Milton McWithey, age 88, of Flintville, formerly of Poultney, Vermont. Mr. McWithey passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Donaldson Care Center. He was a native of Poultney, VT and the son of the late Oscar Theodore and Ninoa Kinney McWithey.

Mr. McWithey graduated high school at the age of 16 and had to wait a year to enter the U.S. Coast Guard. He served in WWII in the Coast Guard then served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. McWithey attended Ohio State University and received a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Vermont. At the young age of 75, Mr. McWithey was the oldest member serving on the Poultney, VT Rescue Squad. He was an engineer with IBM and worked on Sikorsky Helicopters and the Apollo Program. Mr. McWithey loved to sing and spread joy wherever he went.

Mr. McWithey is survived by his sons Kevin (Debbie) McWithey of Flintville, and Keith (Mary Ann) McWithey of Indiana; daughter Diane (Bill) McCandless of Decature, AL; grandchildren Jonathan (Tina) Fowler, Kevin Lee (Rachel) McWithey, Emily (Josh) Church, Molly (Parker) Maish, Ryan McWithey; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, June Emily Ray McWithey on October 23, 2015.

Visitation with the family will be 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Flintville First Baptist Church up coming mission trip. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Mr. Oscar Milton McWithey.

Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven, VT will be conducting graveside services at a later date in Poultney, VT.

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4 Comments

  1. Richard M. Dailey

    Oscar was a long time friend while working with IBM in Huntsville. Both he and June were dearly loved by all who knew them,

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  2. Jay River

    Our sincerest sympathy to the family and friends at this your time of loss. We wanted to share a thought found at Job 14:14,15 it states, “If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory serviceUntil my relief comes. You will call, and I will answer you.You will long for the work of your hands.” May you have peace and comfort.”

    JR

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  3. Jay River

    We wanted to express our sympathy to you and your family this verse encouraging during our time of loss. “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Jesus referred to himself to as “the resurrection and the life” at John 11:25. We pray that in the days to come you will be strengthened.

    JR

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  4. Debbie/ Lloyd McCaskill

    Mr. Oscar was a blessing in that he always shared his love of God through his music. He loved others with his whole heart. Flintville First Baptist Church will truly miss this wonderful man.

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4 Comments

  1. Richard M. Dailey

    Oscar was a long time friend while working with IBM in Huntsville. Both he and June were dearly loved by all who knew them,

    Reply
  2. Jay River

    Our sincerest sympathy to the family and friends at this your time of loss. We wanted to share a thought found at Job 14:14,15 it states, “If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory serviceUntil my relief comes. You will call, and I will answer you.You will long for the work of your hands.” May you have peace and comfort.”

    JR

    Reply
  3. Jay River

    We wanted to express our sympathy to you and your family this verse encouraging during our time of loss. “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Jesus referred to himself to as “the resurrection and the life” at John 11:25. We pray that in the days to come you will be strengthened.

    JR

    Reply
  4. Debbie/ Lloyd McCaskill

    Mr. Oscar was a blessing in that he always shared his love of God through his music. He loved others with his whole heart. Flintville First Baptist Church will truly miss this wonderful man.

    Reply

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