WITHERS, F. Wayne, 79, of Orange, CA, passed Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

He was born in Martins Ferry, OH, on January 29, 1935, a son of the late Frank and Beryl (Pettit) Withers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise (Dziama) Withers.

Wayne was a graduate of Martins Ferry High School, Class of 1953, Kent State University, Class of 1957, and received his CPA Certification in1959.

He was retired and had spent his entire career in finance mainly as VP of Finance for several major companies. He was an avid desert, off-road enthusiast and enjoyed building and driving his collection of off-road vehicles.

Wayne is survived by two sons, Wayne A. (Pam) Withers and Michael (Christina) Withers and two granddaughters, all in CA; sisters, Nancy Green of Carson City, NV, JoEllen (Ricardo) Leoni of Lafayette, LA; brother, Jerry Withers of Tustin, CA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family memorial services will be held in CA