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May 1, 2014

Rodney L. Whitt

PAGETON — Rodney was born January 22, 1929, in Elkhorn City KY.  He was the son of the late Lee F. and Flora Reynolds Whitt.

He was a resident of McDowell County the greater part of his life, and he was a member of the Pageton United Methodist Church for more than fifty years. He was a member of the Pageton Lodge A.F.&.A.M and a Past Master and secretary. He worked 41 years in coal preparation, retiring as Plant Foreman from Cannelton Industried, Superior Preparation Plant after  22 years of service.

In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Lois Lambert Whitt; three brothers, Ertel, Pete, and Leo Whitt; and four sisters, Gladys Wheeler, Ruth May, Mary Beth Wells, and Leona Giardina.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Survivors include two daughters, Dendra Whitt of Bristol TN, and Linda Fritz and husband Don of Penhook VA; two sons, Chris Whitt and wife Gale of Princeton WV, and Rod Whitt and wife Juliana of Princeton WV; six grandchildren, Amy and Dave Young, John and Christina Whitt, Jennifer and Wes Gelpi, Jessica Fritz, Leslie and Justin Graham, and Laura Whitt; eight great-grandchildren, Kelsea Messenger, Lauren and Hunter Young, Jordan and Hannah Whitt, Camden Gelpi, Anthony Heath, and Emma Graham.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11 A.M. at the Fanning Funeral Home in Welch with the Reverend Jim Coe, officiating.  Entombment will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Bluefield VA. Pallbearers will be Family and Friends.

Friends may call Friday, May 2, 2014 at Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Allen Dr. Charleston, WV, 25302, or the McDowell County Humane Society, Box 714 Welch, WV, 24801    

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com    

Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Whitt family.

 

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