Harry Francis Widing

harry widing

July 13, 1948 ~ March 14, 2024

Born in: Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
Resided in: Cedar Hill, Texas

Dr. Harry F. Widing, 75, passed away on March 14, 2024, in Mansfield,Texas with his wife and sister by his side.

Harry Widing was born on July 13, 1948 in Ft.Monmouth, NJ to Harry E. Widing and Maxine E. Widing.

Harry had a passion for knowledge. After graduating from Eastwood High School El Paso in 1966, he earned a MS in Physics at the University of Texas at El Paso in 1971, Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1977 with an Internship and Residency at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas. A talented physician specializing in Internal Medicine with a practice in Dallas, he completed a MBA of Health Management at the University of Dallas in 1993.

Known for his wit and obsession with puns, Harry touched many lives with his love of books, music, cinema, humor, poker, and Excel. He was devoted to the rescue of animals in need.

Harry is survived by his wife Pamela Coffey-Widing, daughter Traci Melson, devoted stepchildren Jonathan and Kelly Coffey, sister Lora Bird and seven grandchildren.

The visitation for Dr.Harry Widing will be held on Tuesday, March 26th, 2 pm to 6 pm at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington.

Memorial donations can be made in Harry’s name to Operation Kindness Texas Lifesaving Animal Shelter.


Public Visitation: March 26, 2024 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Room: Belle Hall

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


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  1. Pam and family, so very sorry for your irreparable loss. Thinking of you in these difficult times.

  2. Although it’s been a few days, I still can’t believe my big brother is gone.
    Full of mischief, hilarious & smart as a tack. He had a huge repertoire of jokes. Am so glad was able to be with him at the end with Pam. 💔

  3. Pam,
    So very sorry. I know there will be a tremendous void in the future without Harry. Please remember, we are here for you.

  4. Dr. Widing made a difference in so many lives. I know he will be remembered with fondness by his patients and colleagues. We at UT Southwestern Medical Center are sharing in your sadness as we remember Dr. Widing. We wish you and your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there are a trail of beautiful memories.
    UTSW Alumni Relations

  5. My memories of my dad will always consist of dancing to his albums, watching movies I would normally not watch, and having pun wars to challenge each other in a game of quick wits, in which he always won. I’m thankful my dad’s well-known traits are visible within my boys, Jaden and Tanner. I will miss him but am blessed to have spent his last couple of days talking about dogs, the rock concert I just went to and simply listening to his playlist alongside with him, taking me back to when I was a little girl dancing around the living room. Love you Dad, forever and always, Your Sassy (Traci)

  6. Pam,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Thinking of you and your family.

    Tammi Bodnar

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