James Robert Whitsett

Monday, November 19, 2018

James Robert Whitsett, 89, of Lewisburg, died Friday, November 16, 2018, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare.

Mr. Whitsett was a native of Marshall County, TN, born Oct. 28, 1929, son of William Alec and Abbie Dallas Eldridge Whitsett. His years of education were spent in Forrest School at Chapel Hill. He retired as a driver with TR Miller Trucking and he was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James Dwight Whitsett; sister, Helen Reed; and son-in-law, Larry (Pee Wee) Lynch. He is survived by his wife of seventy-one years, Sarah Louise Taylor Whitsett of Lewisburg; daughter, Sarah Estella Whitsett Lynch of Hillsboro; brother, Kenneth Whitsett of Ocala, FL; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Thomas, Andrea Morton, Stephanie (Pat) Green, Carrie Thomas, Nikki Green, Megan (Neil) Cathey and Mitch Ward; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; three nieces; and one nephew.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home and burial followed in Harper-Taylor Cemetery near the Caney Spring community.

The family was at London Funeral Home Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour for visitation.

London Funeral Home handled the arrangements.