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Earl

Wayne

Whitmer

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January 12, 2022

Earl Wayne Whitmer, 88, of Covington, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Lewis Gale-Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor. Mr. Whitmer was born on February 24, 1933, in Covington, a son of the late Linwood E. Whitmer and Ruby Rae Whitmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Karren Slayton Whitmer in 2018, and a sister, Pat Matheny. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was employed at General Electric for 32.5 years. Surviving are his children; Robbie and Jeff Horn, Gary Whitmer, Jackie and Jeff Baker, and Robert Alan Whitmer, all of Covington; grandchildren, Jennifer and Matt Lodge of Covington, Jason and Kelly Persinger of Roanoke, Neil Horn, Jessy and Brad Hise, both of Covington, and Meagan Whitmer of Roanoke, Jeri Hinebaugh and husband Dwayne; great-grandchildren, Heidi, Maddie, Aiden, Doc, Mila, Kellan, Gemma, Layla, Trevor, and Kember; one brother, Larry Allen and Pat Whitmer of Covington; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Arritt Funeral Home from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family would donations in Mr. Whitmer's name to be made to the Mountain Regional Hospice at P.O. Box 637 Clifton Forge, VA 24422. Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visition Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:33 AM - 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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