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Donald Lee Whitt

Donald Lee Whitt, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at his home. A native of Greeneville, MO, Donald is a son of the late Alex Thurman and Christina “Ollie” (Richmond) Whitt.  He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.  Donald was a lifelong lover of music.  He played the guitar, violin, organ and banjo.  In addition to his parents, Donald is preceded in death by three siblings: Blanche Giewitz, Hazel Allison and Myrl Whitt.

Donald Lee Whitt leaves behind to cherish his memory: wife of 65 years: Mary Elizabeth (Siebert) Whitt; children: Carol Miller and husband, Dwayne, Patricia Dinwiddie and husband, Tim, Donald Whitt and wife, Jana, and Catherine Jorgensen and husband, John; grandchildren: Dylan Miller and wife, Erin, Alexandra Britt and husband, Tyler, Autumn Duckworth and husband, Jaeson, Tiffany Brogdon, Tyler Dinwiddie, Don Whitt and wife, Dr. Rachel Whitt, and Dr. Ronald Schroeder and wife, Rebecca; great-grandchildren: Tucker Miller, Ava Duckworth, Isla Duckworth, R.J. Schroeder, and Aria Schroeder.

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The family would like to offer special thanks to the ladies of Centenary United Methodist Church and to the nurses and staff of Amedisys Hospice, especially to Becky Bennett and Melissa Martin for their love and care during this difficult time.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presences and we offer tribute and remember the life of Donald Lee Whitt in a Memorial Service to be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 12, 2022 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home.  Reverend Lloyd Jones and Reverend Kim Isley will officiate.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dylan Miller, Ronald S. Schroeder, Tyler Dinwiddie, Don Whitt and Tyler Britt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Donald’s name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or to Amedisys Hospice, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at  http://www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin

These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Donald Lee Whitt through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.