Jesse C. “Sonny” Detwiler
August 19, 1942 November 11, 2021
Jesse C. “Sonny” Detwiler 79 of rural Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, November 11, 2021. The past few years he fought a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
He was born in Williamsburg, son of the late James & Elizabeth (Banks) Detwiler. Surviving are four siblings: Lois (Ed) McCall, Thomas (Karen) Detwiler both of Williamsburg, William (Tairi) Detwiler of New York and Frances (Stephen) Szynal of Ohio.
He married Sandra (Creighton) Detwiler on Oct 13, 1962. Jesse and Sandra truly cherished the many years they shared together raising their three children.
Jesse is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Sandra and their two sons: David (Kimberly) Detwiler of Utah and Ronald (Wanda) Detwiler of Tennessee; a daughter, Pamela (Paul) Jenkins of Georgia; and they have been blessed to have 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
He was a graduate of Williamsburg High School, class of 1960.
Sonny "JC" was a retired conductor for North Folk Southern Railroad and a Vietnam War veteran. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and wood working. He spent many years as a volunteer, along with his wife, with the United Methodist Volunteers-In-Mission (V.I.M.) Team. Sonny loved showing God’s grace by helping others. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hollidaysburg, Pa. The past year of his illness he received spiritual support from the Salem United Church of Christ and the UPMC hospice pastor.
Friends will be received from 1 until 3pm, Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Salem United Church of Christ, rural Martinsburg, where a funeral service will follow at 3pm at the church, Pastor Micah Clouse officiating. Interment with military honors will be held at Salem Reformed Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the United Methodist V.I.M. Team, 801 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 or your favorite charity.