EDEN Buddy Odell Whitt, 82, of Eden, passed away early Tuesday morning, February 5, 2013 at Hospice of Rockingham County in Wentworth.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Overlook Cemetery.
Mr. Whitt was born August 21, 1930 in Spray, NC, son of the late Meiggs W. and Annie Odell Whitt. He was a 30-year member of Kings Highway Christian Church and a retiree with 35 years service at Dupont in Martinsville, VA. Buddy was an avid golfer, hunter and baseball player. He loved the Atlanta Braves, Carolina Tarheels and Dallas Cowboys. He took great pleasure in visiting those in nursing homes and hospitals.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Whitt, of the home; son, Charles W. Whitt of Stoneville; brother, David A. Whitt and wife, Louise of Eden; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service on Thursday (11 a.m. until 1 p.m.) at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375 or to Kings Highway Christian Church, 417 W. Kings Hwy, Eden, NC 27288.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com