William Thomas “Bill” Whitehurst, Jr., 67, passed away on November 14, 2017 at his home.
Bill was born on August 31, 1950 in Rocky Mount, NC to the late William Thomas Whitehurst, Sr. and Frances Coley Whitehurst. He graduated from Scotland Neck High School, East Carolina University, and Nash Community College, obtaining his Physical Therapy License. Bill was an active member of Hobgood Baptist Church, where he served as Chairman of the Deacons for many years and took great pleasure in singing in the choir. He retired from the North Carolina National Guard with 20 years of service. Bill loved his cars and target shooting. A friend to many, he especially enjoyed spending time with his son and going to the movies.
In addition to his parents Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Sorie Whitehurst; and his brother-in-law, William Luther Dean.
He is survived by his sons, William Thomas “Will” Whitehurst, III of Nashville and Gregg Andrews and wife Teresa of Battleboro; his sisters, Jackie Dean of Washington, Mary Ellen Padgette and husband Julian of Hobgood, and Tommie Madison and husband Bob of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and his granddaughter, Kendall Andrews.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Hobgood Baptist Church. The Reverend Doctor James Drake and the Reverend Don Glendenning will be presiding.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. in the church fellowship hall prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to Hobgood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 36, Hobgood, NC 27843 or online by clicking here.
Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck is handling arrangements for the Whitehurst family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.letchworthfuneralhome.com.