William Jennings, World War II veteran

William Jennings

William Jennings

William J. “Pops” Jennings, 85, a former resident of Oswego, died at Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

Mr. Jennings resided in Greencastle, Indiana.

Born March 5, 1927 in Oswego, he was the son of Blanche (Himes) and William F. Jennings.

He resided in Greencastle since July 1995, moving there from Oswego.

July 5, 1947, he married Ruth Marie Lancette in Tully.

Mr. Jennings was a life long tradesman in the painting business until he retired in 1985. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, 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, 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; three sons, William Bryant (wife, Barbara) of Greencastle, Danny Thomas of Costa Mesa, Cali.,, and Charles Andrew of Oswego; two sisters, Nancy Carr of Wolcott and Jane Hart of Kirkville; a brother, David Jennings of Lycoming; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grand children.

He was predeceased in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert Jennings, Richard Jennings and Thomas Jennings; and four sisters, Bessie Sullivan, Lorna Jackson, Janet Puma, Patricia Curry.

A memorial service will be held today, Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the community building at VanBibber Lake Estates.

Contributions may be made to the Christian Children’s Fund (childfund.org).

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