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Oct. 2, 1942-Aug. 24, 2009

LAGRANGE -- Walter C. "Pee-Wee" Whitfield, 66, died Monday at his home.

A service of remembrance will be held tonight at 7 at Rouse Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tony McLamb officiating. Interment will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery.

Pee-Wee was born Oct. 2, 1942, in Wayne County to the late James Weston Whitfield and Nelton Carter Whitfield.

He was a member of Walnut Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

Pee-Wee enjoyed cooking, preparing desserts for men's fellowship, playing with children and softball.

Pee-Wee is survived by his wife of 26 years, Jennifer Whitfield; three children, Kevin Brian Whitfield of LaGrange, Mark Edward Whitfield of Wilmington and William Dewayne Grant and wife, Crystal, of Grifton; two grandchildren, Richard Tyler Grant and Laney Mooring; two brothers, James Elton Whitfield and wife, Rose, of LaGrange and John Wayne Whitfield and wife, Judy, of LaGrange; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda Jones and Carl Derry and Ronald Brooks and Tammy Brooks; nephew, John Dwayne Whitfield and wife, Michelle, of LaGrange; four nieces, Rhonda Johnson, Brittany Brooks, Katie Brooks and Kelsey Brooks; and his beloved dogs, Daisy and Sassy.

The family will receive friends tonight following the service and at other times they will be at the home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Walnut Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 138 N. Beston Road, LaGrange, N.C., 28551.

Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange.


Published in Obituaries on August 26, 2009 1:47 PM