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September 23, 1947 — November 12, 2021

Gary R. WHITESELL, 74, of Knoxville, PA, died Friday, November 12, 2021 in the Green Home, Wellsboro.

Born September 23, 1947, in Knoxville, he was the son of John R. and Mary E. Miller Whitesell.  On July 10, 1992, he married the former Marsha K. Haxton, who predeceased him on February 5, 1998.  A Vietnam Veteran, he served honorably with the U.S. Army beginning in 1970.  Gary was employed as a welder by Air Preheater in Wellsville, NY.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are:  two sons, Geoffrey (Andrea) Whitesell of Westfield and Johnny (Julie) Whitesell of Cowanesque;  five grandchildren;  a great-grandson;  a brother, Terry (Anita) Whitesell of Mt. Joy;  two sisters, Sharon (Frank) Kennedy of Knoxville and Carol Cook of Osceola;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Marsha, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert M. Whitesell.

A Committal Service and Military Rites will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.

Memorials may be made to any Veteran service organization.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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