Van Hubert Whittington

Van Hubert Whittington

Van Hubert Whittington, 94, passed away peacefully at his home in North Wilkesboro on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Baptist Home Baptist Church with Pastor David Jones and Rev. Richard Peck officiating. Burial with military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. There will be a public viewing from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday prior to the service at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Whittington was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Wilkes County to Odell and Edna Irene Whittington. He was a member of Baptist Home Baptist Church and a life-long member of the Mulberry-Fairplains Ruritan Club. Mr. Whittington served in the United States Navy Medical Corps. He worked for over 42 years in the Radiology Department of Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John Allen Whittington and Odell Whittington Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Grace Dean Whittington.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maxine Sidden Whittington of the home; two daughters, Tena Van Whittington Reed and husband, William, of Hendersonville, Tenn., Regis Lynn Whittington Melvin and husband, Randy, of Troutman; one son, Hugh Sidden Whittington and wife, Susan, of Marvin; seven grandchildren, Patrick and Megan Reed of Hendersonville, Tenn., Conner, Grace and Olivia Whittington of Marvin, Sylvia and Gavin Melvin of Troutman and a sister-in-law; Martha Sheets Whittington of Wilkesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Home Baptist Church, 2367 Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659, or Old Reddies River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ann Greene, 762 Friendly Grove Church Road, Millers Creek, N.C., 28651.

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