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Pine Crest Funeral Home & Pine Crest Cemetery

1939 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Mobile, AL

OBITUARY

Donnie Marl Witherington Sr.

September 15, 1931July 26, 2019

Celebration of Life services for Donnie Marl Witherington Sr., 87, will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the sanctuary of Christ United Methodist Church, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile, Alabama 36609 with Pastors Jeffrey Spiller and Ed Sells officiating.

The family will be receiving guests for visitation from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church.

Donnie was born September 15, 1931, in Mobile, Alabama, to the late James Tramel and Onie Moss Witherington and was called to his heavenly home July 26, 2019, in Mobile, Alabama. Donnie served this grateful nation by joining the United States Navy for 4 years on the USS Stephen Potter before starting a career with IBM. He retired from IBM after 35 plus years as a computer engineer. After living in Huntsville, Alabama, and Austin, Texas he came back home to Mobile, Alabama. He joined Christ United Methodist Church where he met his wife Annette. They have enjoyed 18 years together working with Victory Health Partners and volunteering with church. His smiling face will be missed by family and friends.

Left with beautiful memories Donnie leaves behind a beloved wife; Annette Witherington, two sisters: Nathalia Crump, Birmingham, Alabama, Carol Owen, Mobile, Alabama, three Children: Connie Phelps and husband Shane, Enterprise, Alabama, Cheryl Walker and husband John, Huntsville, Alabama, Donnie Witherington, Jr and wife Debbie, Blanco, Texas, three stepchildren: Julie Grantham and husband Bob, Greenville, Alabama, Glenn Baber and wife Telle, Katy, Texas, Laurie Smith, Cantonment, Florida, nine grandchildren: Amy Peck, Gary Witherington, Donnie Witherington, III, Daniel Witherington, Jake Gillem, Wright Baber, Ensley Baber, Valerie Smith, Garren Smith, several great grandchildren, along with numerous extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

In Honor of Donnie Witherington, Sr. memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church Lifegate Ministry, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile, Alabama, 36695.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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Charlie Dart,Sr.

July 28, 2019

As my former Brother-inLaw...I have so many fond memories and long walks filled with personal conversations. Wonderful family visits in Huntsville...and baby sitting with those 3 brats in Mobile.
I loved him and your whole family! The best of times. The times went by so quickly. I am still those kids Uncle Chuck...

LINDA FOSTER HOLLAND

July 28, 2019

SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS SAD NEWS. DON WAS A GREAT FRIEND TO MY FAMILY. WHEN HE WORKED FOR IBM AND MY MOTHER WORKED AT HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL COMPUTER ROOM. DON AND SOME OF HIS CO-WORKERS WOULD COME WORK ON THEIR EQUIPMENT, THAT'S HOW MY MOM MET DON AND HIS FIRST WIFE ANN. WE HAVE KNOWN THIS FAMILY FOR MANY YEARS. DON WAS A VERY SWEET MAN THAT WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE. WE WILL MISS HIM. MY CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS ARE WITH CHERYL,DONNIE AND FAMILY.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY