George R. Whitt, age 78, died at his home on February 24, 2016 after a long battle with heart disease. A private graveside service will be held at The Stovall Memorial Cemetery. Officiating will be Reverend Neil Woodlief and Reverend Wesley Garner, Jr.
Mr. Whitt was born September 2, 1937 in Person County to the late Hedrick B. and Mary A. Whitt. He was medically retired from Hilltop Lumber Company, having been in the building supply business for 40 years.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years Annette Young Whitt; daughters Cynthia Whitt Mize (Lane) of Oxford and Cheryl Whitt Perry (Jeff) of Henderson; one son, George Randall Whitt (Susan) of Oxford; five grandchildren, Marianna Whitt, Robert Mize, Patrick Whitt, Catherine Perry, and Maxton Perry; a sister-in-law, Patsy Young Rohman (Jeff); and a niece, Anne Redd of Raleigh.
He was preceded in death by twin infant sons Gregory and Jeffrey Whitt; and a sister Mary Helen Whitt Honeycutt.
The family will receive friends at the home and after graveside services.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Craig Hoffmeier and staff, Dr. Eric Moore and staff, also Duke Home Care and Hospice staff Angela Cooper, Ruby Byrd, and Caroline Wilson, and a special thanks to Rhonda Tuck.
The omission of flowers is requested and memorials be made to Duke Home Care and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704 or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements for the Whitt family are under the care of Gentry – Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.
Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com.