Richard Lawrence “Mubby” Witherite, 72, of Curwensville died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at his residence. Born July 15, 1940 in Clearfield, he was the son of Cloyd and Nellie (Farwell) Witherite.
Mr. Witherite had been a truck driver for the former Clearfield Cheese Co. in Curwensville. Then, he had been a heavy equipment operator first for the former Benjamin Coal Co. He retired from the Skyhaven Coal Co.
He was Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Curwensville VFW and a former member of the Curwensville American Legion.
On Aug. 19, 1961 in Grampian, he wed the former Carol A. Smith, who survives along with his mother of Curwensville, and two children, Rickey Witherite and his wife, Kathy and Lori Bilger and her husband, Jeff, all of Curwensville.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, Bradley Witherite and his wife, Jodie; Kellie Jo Max and her husband, Johnston; Shannon Sipel and her husband, Corey; and Ryan Bilger and his wife, Lindsey and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
At the request of Mr. Witherite, there will be no public visitation and private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.