May 23, 2011 Cliffield Tazewell County Virginia, USA
CLIFFIELD, Va. — Dorsey Lee Whitt, age 78, of Cliffield, Va., passed away Monday, May 23, 2011 at his home. Born May 2, 1933 in Tazewell County, Va., he was the son of the late Archie and Zena Asbury Whitt. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean conflict.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Ola Gay Steele Whitt; infant twins, Jonathan Dwight Whitt and June Evett Whitt; grandson, Stephen Porterfield; several brothers and sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family in his generation.
He is survived by his children, Aretta Beavers of Bristol, Va., Jack Whitt of Cliffield, Va., Jeff Whitt and wife Wanda of Baptist Valley, Va., Margo Dunlap and husband Chris of Athens, Ga., Melissa Ogelsby and husband Rob of Welcome, N.C., Avada Sparks of North Tazewell, Va., Samantha Combs of Lexington, N.C. and Deirdra Arrington of Baptist Valley, Va.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous friends and relatives of the family whom he loved very much.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2011 at New Hope Assembly at Claypool Hill, Va. with the Reverend David Horton, the Reverend Marvin Nipper and the Reverend Carter Wells officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2011 at Asbury Family Cemetery at Baptist Valley, Va. His children will serve as pallbearers. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Casey-Shortt VFW Post 9640. Those wishing to go in procession to the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m.
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Singleton Funeral Service is serving the family of Dorsey L. Whitt