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Thomas C. Witherspoon 1921 - 2014

Thomas C. Witherspoon 1921 - 2014

Thomas C. Witherspoon, age 92 of East China Twp., formerly of Dearborn, died January 19, 2014. Thomas was born October 12, 1921 in Detroit to the late Thomas and Gabrielle Witherspoon. On July 6, 1946 he married Catherine Hubbard.

Thomas graduated from the University of Detroit and was a teacher in the Dearborn School District for 30 years.

He is a former member of St. Alphonsus Church, Dearborn, where he served on the Ushers Club and was active with the Senior's Group.

Thomas was an avid fossil hunter and a long time member of AAPS. A well respected teacher, he would take the students of the East China School District on field trips fossil hunting to Arkona, Ontario.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Catherine Witherspoon, sons, Thomas Witherspoon and Timothy (Therese) Witherspoon, grandchildren, Tim, Mary and John Witherspoon and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Gabrielle Hubbard.

A funeral mass was conducted on Wednesday January 22nd at Holy Cross Church, Our Lady on the River Parish, Marine City. Interment is in Beechwood Cemetery, Forest, Ontario.

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