KNOXVILLE- William Edward Widener, Jr. age 82, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Fort Sanders Hospital. Bill had a warm heart and loved everybody; retired from Lockheed Martin Energy Systems with 27 years of service and 20 years with Y-12 in Oak Ridge.
Preceded in death by parents, William Widener Sr., Harry and Edith Widener Fine; sister, Linda (Jefferson) Ross; daughter, Lisa Clemmons; stepson, Greg King.
He leaves to mourn his passing wife, Iva Jean Widener.
Bill is survived by children, Gene Widener, Rhonda Widener, Chris (Renee) Widener Skipper, William “Pete” (Ashley) Widener III; stepchildren, Doris Peters, Roy and Larry King; brother, Timothy (Lisa) Widener; sister, Venus Stafford; former wives, Virginia Taylor and Miriam Widener; 26 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family will receive friends, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2023, at Jarnigan & Son Mortuary; Celebration of Life service, 3:00 p.m.