2012-11-20 / Obituaries

William J. ‘Pops’ Jennings, 85


William J “Pops” Jennings William J “Pops” Jennings William J. “Pops” Jennings, 85, 6081 VBL Estates, Greencastle, died at Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

Born March 5, 1927 in Oswego, New York, he was the son of Blanche (Himes) and William F. Jennings. He resided in Greencastle since July 1995, moving there from Oswego.

On July 5, 1947, he married Ruth Marie Lancette in Tully, New York and she survives.

Mr. Jennings was a life long tradesman in the painting business until he retired in 1985. A US Navy veteran of WWII, he served his country aboard the USS Porterfield in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. Mr. Jennings was a member of Church By The Lake in Putnam County. He was a member of VFW Post 9218 in Oswego, a former volunteer fireman for Scriba, NY, a former member of the VanBibber Lake Lion’s Club and Moose Lodge 1592, Greencastle. He enjoyed woodworking, bowling and he was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Pam Marie Johnson (husband, Robert) of Oswego, NY; and three sons, William Bryant (wife, Barbara) of Greencastle, Danny Thomas of Costa Mesa, CA, and Charles Andrew of Oswego, NY; two sisters, Nancy Carr of Wolcott, NY and Jane Hart of Kirkville, NY; and a brother, David Jennings of Lycoming, NY. Mr. Jennings is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grand children. He was predeceased in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Robert Jennings, Richard Jennings and Thomas Jennings; and 4 sisters, Bessie Sullivan, Lorna Jackson, Janet Puma, Patricia Curry.

Friends are invited to a memorial service Saturday, November 24 at 1:00pm until 3:00pm at the community building at VanBibber Lake Estates. If friends desire, Mr. Jennings’ request was for memorial contributions to be made to the Christian Children’s Fund (childfund.org).

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