Robert Earl Whitlow

August 30, 1945 - April 27, 2011
Robert Earl Whitlow


Robert Earl Whitlow, age 65, passed away peacefully at Lower Cape Fear Hospice on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 after a short battle with cancer.

Robert was born and raised in Martinsville, VA where he graduated from Martinsville High School. He then attended college at Campbell University. After college, he resided in Martinsville, VA until 2004, when he moved to Wilmington, NC.

Robert was preceded in death by his father Claude “Buck” Whitlow, mother June Crews Whitlow and brother, Berkley Whitlow.

He will forever be remembered by his daughter Jennifer Dennis and her husband Matthew Dennis, daughter Kimberly Durrett, brother John Whitlow, friend and former wife, Carla Whitlow, and his three grandchildren Tyler and Heather Durrett and Ryan Dennis. Robert loved fishing, listening to beach music and playing golf.
Robert touched the lives of many people with his simple advice and witty sense of humor.

A memorial service will be held 2 PM Friday at Wrightsville United Methodist Church.

The family requests any donations be sent to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice who provided such wonderful care to Robert in his time of need at 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910)791.9099


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  • July 05, 2022
    Jennifer Whitlow Dennis lit a candle:
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  • April 29, 2011
    Julie Metz Arnold says:
    I was so saddened to learn of Robert's passing. I worked for he, John, and Berk many years ago. I have many funny memories of him. You all are in my prayers. God Bless.

  • April 29, 2011
    Andrew and Susan Lyford says:
    John, we were so sorry to hear of Roberts paassing. You are in our prayers, and I am sure in prayers from all of us at Forest Hills Church. Andy and Susan

  • May 02, 2011
    MONICA SHIVELY says:
    JENNIFER- I'M SO SORRY WE WEREN'T ABLE TO COME BACK FOR THE MEMORIAL SERVICE. TONY HAD AN ACCIDENT AT WORK THURS. A TOOL FELL AND HIT HIS EYE...GREW WORSE OVERNITE AND HAD TO SEE A DR FRI...I WAS THINKING OF YOU AND JUST WANTED TO LET U KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE U AND I'M GLAD U AND ROBERT HAD THE TIME U HAD...THAT WILL COMFORT U FROM NOW ON...U DID SUCH A GOOD JOB OF TAKING CARE OF HIM AND BEING BY HIS SIDE..I KNOW THAT MEANT A LOT TO HIM...AND WE WILL SEE THEM AGAIN AND THAT IS OUR HOPE!!! JUST KNOW YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS...MUCH LOVE, MONICA

  • April 29, 2011
    Fran & Steve Braddock says:
    We are neighbors/friends of Michael & Susan,whom Robert lived with. We only had the pleasure of knowing Robert for a short period of time, but he was one of the nicest guys you could know, always had a smile even through his struggles in life . Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to the family and especially to his true good friends Michael & Susan Love Fran & Steve Braddock