Harold Wilbur Whiteman

September 20, 1935 - August 16, 2013
Harold Wilbur Whiteman


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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  • August 24, 2013
    Rachel Garrett says:
    So sorry to hear of Oscar's death. My prayers go out for the family.

  • August 21, 2013
    Nancy and Ed says:
    Aunt Pat and Pam - you know our hearts are broken right now but we'll always remember Uncle O with smiles and laughter. He inspired us and made us better people. Much love - N and E

  • August 19, 2013
    Chris Vulgamore says:
    Pam,deepest sympathy to you and your family. So difficult to lose a parent. Please take care. You are in my prayers.

  • August 18, 2013
    Mark Dennis says:
    My condolences to the Whiteman family. I worked with Oscar at the Foster Wheeler plant. Oscar was a Very Good man. I enjoyed playing golf with him on our outings at Pleasant Hills golf course. I know Oscar is in good hands and our Dear Lord will take care of him.

  • August 18, 2013
    Carolyn Kirchner Freeman says:
    Pat - my prayers and condolences to you and your family for your loss. He was always an inspiration to those who were fortunate enough to know him. Your friend - Carolyn