Mr. J. L. Wideman
- April 26, 1929 - June 4, 2012
- Sumner, Texas
of J. L. 's Passing
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“I know he is singing "I see Jesus" with the angels! That was my favorite song, and he would lead it at least once a month. He & Camille were/are...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Tammy Riley (matney) - Anderson, SC
“So very sorry for your loss.
2 of 12 | Posted by: Joe Parker
“Shelly and I are deeply sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary and all of his family.
3 of 12 | Posted by: Dan and Shelly Dunn - Texarkana, TX
“Camille, I'm so sorry! We love you so much and it goes without saying we loved JL dearly! You are in our prayers!
4 of 12 | Posted by: Tommy & Lisa Adams - sumner, TX
“Janie and family, sorry for the passing of your father, grandfather. Your heartache will ease with the fond memories you will share with each other. ...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Darla Fleming - Paris, TX
“Camille, Gary, Janie,Scotty and families. So very sorry for your loss.
JL will long be in memories of those who knew him. Always a joy to be around....Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Hilliard Brooks Henderson
“Janie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be sending up prayers of peace and comfort. Much love to all, Becky
7 of 12 | Posted by: Becky Owens - Fayetteville, AR
“Gary - so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Will be lifting your family up in prayer.
8 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Williams - Deport, TX
“My Condolences to the Wideman Family
9 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa Taylor - Paris, TX
“Janie and family, Sorry about your dads passing. Keep the faith and you will see him again.
10 of 12 | Posted by: Charlotte Grooms - Paris, TX
“May your memories of J.L. bring you comfort in the days to come.
11 of 12 | Posted by: Butch and Sue Munday - Paris, TX
“The staff of Bright-Holland Funeral Home would like to extend condolences to the Wideman family.
12 of 12 | Posted by: Bright-Holland Funeral Home
J. L. Wideman, 83, of Sumner, passed away Monday, June 04, 2012, at Brentwood Terrace.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7th, at East Paris Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Fortenberry & Dr. Donnie Edwards officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Little Vine Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Wideman, the son of Rev. J. L. "Bill" Wideman & Lois Wartes Wideman, was born April 26, 1929, in Cone, Texas.
He served in the U. S. Navy with a career that spanned twenty-two years. He served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and with CINCPACFLT in Hawaii and later with the Blue Eagle Squadron in Hawaii. Following his retirement from the military he raised cattle and did commercial hay baling and was known as "Haymaker" and was also involved in commercial trucking. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and East Paris Baptist Church where he was a deacon.
His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Camille Cook Wideman, whom he married on Aug. 30, 1953, three children, Gary Wideman of Sumner, Scotty Wideman & wife Justine of Sumner and Janie Sharrock & husband Richard of Novice, grandchildren, Justin & Stephanie Wideman, Curtis Wideman, Connor Wideman, Kristin & Craig Fendley, Jordan & Hailey Sharrock, Meagan & Stoney Musgrove, Jessi Wideman, Ryan & Kourtniee Johnson, Shawna Johnson & Jack Brown and Ryley Johnson, great grandchildren, Parker Wideman, Keegan, Case & Cole Fendley, Addison Sharrock, Mayzie & Andrie Musgrove and Ryder Johnson along with a plethora of friends.
Casket bearers will be: J. T. Stephens, Jimmy Lassiter, Mark Arnold, Mark Buster, Monte Meier, Marion Parker, Michael Julian & Paul Stuart. Honorary bearers will be: Donnie Crutchfield, Paul Bryan, Vester Crutchfield, the 7:30 Golf Buddies and the Men's Adult II Sunday School Class at East Paris Baptist Church.