Fred H. Wishard, 86

April 08, 2011

NOV. 23, 1924-APRIL 8, 2011

Fred Henry Wishard, 86, of Williamsport, Md., passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, at Homewood at Williamsport.

Born Sunday, Nov. 23, 1924, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Fred Henry Wishard Sr. and the late Jennie Gordon Wishard.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army's 17th Airborne Division, where he served in the Battle of the Bulge, was wounded and became a P.O.W.

He was the distributor in Washington County for the Washington Post for 23 years. He was also a member of Evangel Baptist Church.

He is survived by daughter, Debra Mummert of Hagerstown; son, Lynn Douglas Wishard of Smithsburg, Md.; sister, Lovesse Snyder of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and former wife, Charlotte Wishard, of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Jean Wishard; brother, Donald Wishard; and sister, Mildred Holmgren.

Services will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown MD 21742, with Pastor Ron Faith officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Rescue Mission, 125 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown MD 21740, or to Evangel Baptist Church, 17922 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown MD 21740.

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