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“We are so sorry for your loss. We will certainly miss seeing Zeb in the hauler at the racetrack. May God give you peace and comfort in the coming...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Kenneth ,Vickie and Emma Morris - VA

“Dear familySo sorry to hear of Reed,s passing. He was always a joy to be around, He will be missed by many, Just know your in our thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mike Blevins - Friend

“So very sorry for your loss.May God be with you all in the days ahead.Praying. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Judy Ratcliff - Chilhowie, VA

“Marie and family, my heartfelt sympathies with all of you during this time of loss. You all will be in my prayers for comfort. You are very loved. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Freese - East Palatka

“Reed will be missed. He has always been such and sweet and kind man. Prayers and hugs to all of the family. We share your pain. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: linda diaz - marion, VA - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Helen and Gken Vernon - Marion, VA

“We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. ”
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Arnold Reed Widener, 72, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at his home in Marion.
Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Ethel Widener: brothers, Warren, Bernard, Edward, J.D., Gary, Herb, Ronnie, and Harlow "Red" Widener.
Survivors include his loving wife, Marie Widener of the home; children, Regina Mathena and husband Ronnie of Marion and Tim Widener and wife Christy of Marion; grandchildren, Brittany Dixon and husband Matthew, Morgan Widener and fiancé Kenna Dancy, Laken Mason and husband Austin, Jadya Hoofnagle and husband Cody, Zach Mathena, and Alexis Burkett; great granddaughter, who was the light of his life, Arianna Dixon; brother, Gerald Widener; sisters, Frieda Osborne and Reatha Harris; several nieces, nephews, and special friends including all of his racing buddies also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted 7 PM Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Hutton and Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Graveside services will be private. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 PM Sunday prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Caris Health Care for all of their loving support.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Middle Fork Cemetery, PO Box 613, Chilhowie, Va. 24319.
Condolences can be made to the family online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the Widener Family.