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Richard H. Whitson

Richard H. Whitson, Jr., age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Erwin Health Care Center. Mr. Whitson was a native of Green Mountain, NC and a son of the late Richard Sr. and Anna Grindstaff Whitson. Richard served in the United States Navy and the United States Air Force during World War II. He worked as a plumber and pipefitter through Union #538 of Johnson City, TN. Mr. Whitson was of the Free Will Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his brother, R.J. Whitson.

Richard H. Whitson, Jr. has left behind to cherish his memories:
Wife: Lena Constable Whitson of Erwin
Son: Ronnie Whitson and wife, Carol of Erwin
Eddie Whitson of Erwin
Sisters: Irene Rice of Erwin
Lorene of Florida
Grandchildren: Chris Whitson, Joshua Whitson, Kimberly Whitson, Anisha Whitson, Matthew Whitson, Kristie Haun and Mandy Whitson
Great Grandchildren: Destine DeBoard, Lacie Whitson, Alex Bennett, Arena Tittle and Andy Bennett

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at a committal service to honor and celebrate the life of Richard H. Whitson, Jr. at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the TN Army National Guard providing military honors. Those who will be in attendance will meet at Mountain Home National Cemetery by 11:30 A.M on Wednesday.

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