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Larry D. Whitson

Larry D. Whitson, 68, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Whitson was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Evelyn Johnson Bailey and the late Charles Whitson, Jr. Larry served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Health and Safety Technician for Nuclear Fuel Services and member of Faith Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, Larry has left to cherish his memories:
Wife of 47 years: Sharon McCurry Whitson of Erwin;
Sons: Doug Whitson and wife, Tracy of Gray,
Adam Whitson and wife, Susan of Telford;
Granddaughter: Mackenzie Whitson of Gray;
Grandson: David Whitson of Telford;
Brother: Garry Whitson of Erwin;
Sister: Sandra Hughes and husband, Grady of Erwin
Several special Nieces and Nephews.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Larry D. Whitson in a funeral service to begin at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Harold Lewis will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and will continue until service time on Tuesday at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Evergreen Cemetery with the Tennessee National Guard Army providing military honors. Those who wish to attend will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 10:30AM to go in procession to Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Garry Whitson, Mark Whitson, Josh Hughes, Burl Tilson, Mike Tilson, and Drew Tilson.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial Department, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of Larry D. Whitson through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.