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He was born in Athens to Martin Luther and Effie Whitt. He was a Navy veteran and brick mason and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and gardening.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Spry Funeral Home, with Mark Whitt officiating. Visitation will be noon to 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, with full military honors. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Whitt was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elizabeth; brothers, Clyde, Gilbert, Floyd, Houston and Marvin; and daughter-in-law, Suzie.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Maebell; sons, Gary, Ray (Lisa) and Russell; grandchildren, Jaclyn, Blair, Tiffany, Selena (Sean), Stewart (Lauren) and Craig (Lindsey); great-grandsons, Kadin and Jackson; and brothers, Don and Paul.
The family would like to thank our special caregivers Madison, Melissa and Linda. The family would also like to thank everyone at Comfort Care for their compassion and care over the past few months.
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