Harold Wilbur Whiteman, 77, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Born in Wellsburg, WV on September 20, 1935, he was a son of the late Thomas Oliver and Edith Patterson Whiteman. Harold loved the Lord and was a devoted member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Wilmington, and former member of Franklin United Methodist Church, Wellsburg, WV and served for over 40 years and served as a lay minister, taught a Sunday school class and services at Holly Tree for the wonderful men and women there. He was a devoted husband and father who was the rock of the family. He enjoyed golfing, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and especially loved spending time with his grandson and teaching him about life, love and the Lord.
Surviving, are his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia Elson Whiteman of the home; a daughter, Pamela Whiteman Stalls (Scott) of Wilmington, NC; a brother, Charles Whiteman (Jo Ann) of Wellsburg, WV; and the joy of his life, grandson Zaccori Scott Stalls. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, William Whiteman.
The family will receive friends from 11 am until Noon on Saturday, August 24, 2013 followed by a memorial service at Noon at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with Reverend Margaret Hockett and Beth Hood officiating and also at Franklin United Methodist Church in Wellsburg, WV on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Franklin UMC; 1231 Washington Pike; Wellsburg, WV 26070-2145.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099