Obituaries: Hubert Mitchell Westmoreland

OTTUMWA-Hubert Mitchell Westmoreland, 63, of Ottumwa, died at 10:20 p.m. September 5, 2019 at Ridgewood Specialty Care.

He was born November 27, 1955 in Oxford, MS to Hubert Muncie and Alma Bernice Lindsay Westmoreland.  He married Lorrye Stearns September 1, 1979 and later divorced.

Mitch served in the U.S. Navy.  He attended welding school in Ottumwa and worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad, Iowa Department of Transportation and most recently as a truck driver.

Surviving is his son, Wesley Westmoreland; a grandson, Austin Westmoreland; siblings, Dianne Austin of Tennessee, Vickie Westmoreland of Mississippi and Kenneth Westmoreland of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Steve Westmoreland and a sister, Anita Westmoreland-Robbins.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home.  The family will be present one hour prior to the service to greet friends.

Memorials may be made to the family.