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Nelson W. Withers

September 14, 1948 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

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Nelson W. Withers, Jr., 75, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at Mary Washington Hospital surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband and a wonderful, dedicated father.

A true Fredericksburg native, Nelson was born at Mary Washington Hospital, Sophia Street on September 14, 1948 and went on to graduate from James Monroe High School. Nelson spent many years in banking before retiring from National Bank in 2000 and later, Atlantic Union Bank in 2015. 

He remained very active in the community and served as a deacon at church, a past president of Optimist Club, and was Chaplain of Elk’s Lodge 875, Fredericksburg at the time of his passing.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Penny L. Withers; and sons Thomas Withers (Chrissie) and HM3 Christian L. Withers, U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson W. “Tom” Withers and Virginia S. Withers.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 30 at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunshine Ballpark Foundation (c/o Bill Lynch, 11203 North Club Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408).


Services

Visitation
Sunday
October 29, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
10830 Patriot Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Funeral Service
Monday
October 30, 2023

1:00 PM
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
10830 Patriot Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Interment following funeral service
Monday
October 30, 2023

Sunset Memorial Gardens
3702 Loren Dr
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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