Robert Lee Whitmer Sr., 77, of Basye, passed away Monday, November 15, 2010 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held Friday at 2:00 at Stoney Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr Whitmer was born February 14, 1933 in Shenandoah County, son of the late Jess Howard Whitmer and Hannah Barb Whitmer Estep. He was an Air Force veteran, a mechanic and construction worker. He was a member of Stoney Creek Church of the Brethren, New Market American Legion and lifetime member of NRA. He was preceded in death by sister Velma Keeler and brother Russell Whitmer.
He is survived by his wife, Rosella N. Whitmer; daughters, Patricia A. Harlow of Warrenton and Joan M. Barb of Edinburg; sons, Robert Lee Whitmer Jr. of Mt. Jackson and John W. Whitmer of Edinburg; sisters, Mary Beedle and Helen Jones both of Mt. Jackson; brothers, Jesse Whitmer of South Carolina and David Whitmer of New Market; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brian N. Harlow Jr., Ryan D. Harlow, Andy A. Whitmer, Matthew R. Barb, Jacob H.P. Miller and Mark S. Jordan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gary, Bobby, Jeff and Steve Jones.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon – 2 Friday at the Church, friends may also call at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock from 9-5 on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Robert Whitmer Burial Fund, c/o Dellinger Funeral Home, 157 N. Main Street, Woodstock, Va 22664.