William E. Midgett Retiree from GM


Services for William Elton Midgett Sr., a retired employee of the Baltimore General Motors plant who lived for many years in Dundalk, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Holston Valley Baptist Church near Bristol, Va.

Mr. Midgett, who was 63, died of pneumonia yesterday at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He had been battling cancer for more than two years.

A native of Currituk, N.C., Mr. Midgett served in the Coast Guard and was stationed at Curtis Bay in the end of World War II.

He worked in plant security at GM's Broening Highway complex from 1949 until his retirement in 1979, when Mr. Midgett and his wife, the former Cleo McGlone, moved from their longtime home on St. Monica Drive in Dundalk to Abingdon, Va.

Mr. Midgett was a past deacon of the North Point Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 43 years, are a son, William E. Midgett Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Linda D. Wright of Abingdon, Va.; a brother, H. B. Midgett Jr., and sister, Dorothy Treadwell, both of Jarvisburg, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the American Cancer Society or the Gideons.

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