|Written by Karen Ventrone|
|Wednesday, 23 October 2013 15:20|
Jeff Whitson (US Navy Retired), age 61, of 221 Dakat Lane, Boone, passed away Tuesday evening, October 22, 2013 at Watauga Medical Center.
Jeff was born May 27, 1952 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a son of Hester L. Sanford Whitson and the late Thomas W. Whitson. He served in the United States Navy, retiring after 20 years of service. After his military career, he became a licensed funeral director/embalmer, where he was employed with Hampton Funeral Service, Inc. in Boone, North Carolina. Jeff was a member of Boone Church of Christ.
In addition to his mother, Jeff is survived by his wife, Kay W. Whitson of the home; two sons, Joshua Whitson and wife Amber of Milton, Florida, and Jason Whitson of Jacksonville, North Carolina; two brothers, Jerry Whiston and wife Shelia of LaGrange, Georgia, and James Whitson and wife Judy of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and his sister, who he called "Favorite", Jan Simpson of Crescent Lake, Florida. He is survived by no grandchildren "Yet", but is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas W. Whitson.
Funeral services for Jeff Whitson will be conducted Saturday morning, October 26, 2013, at 11:00 o'clock, at Boone Church of Christ. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 9:30 until 11:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Minister Randy Covalt. Full military honors, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow the funeral service.
The family will receive friends Saturday morning, from 9:30 until 11:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the Whitson family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
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