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George S. Whitman, Sr.

April 6, 1937 — December 4, 2016

George S. Whitman, Sr., 79, husband of Charlotte Lafferty Whitman and a resident of Machipongo, VA, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his residence. A native of Bayford, VA, he was the son of the late Edward Z. Whitman and the late Lillian Spady Core. He was a graduate of Northampton High School in Eastville, VA and received an Associate Degree from Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, DE. George worked for Dupont for 40 years and after his retirement was employed in the finance department for Northampton County Public Schools.

George had a kind, soft-spoken way about him that made him incredibly enjoyable to be around. He loved to cook and have Sunday dinner together with his family all around. He enjoyed the outdoors, beach and playing piano in church, but he most especially loved his flowers.

In addition to his loving wife of 61 years, he is survived by five children, George S. Whitman, Jr. of Machipongo, Steven C. Whitman of Americus, GA, Wanda W. Miller and her husband, Danny, of Dover, DE, Teresa W. Miller and her husband, Mark, of Dover, David F. Whitman of Dover; five grandchildren, Andrew Miller and his wife, Belle, of Felton, DE, Andrea Miller and her special friend, Bennett, of Felton, Chelli Miller of Dover, David Whitman, Jr. and his special friend, Carley, of Dover, Dale Miller of Dover; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Tommy Whitman, Gilmer Whitman; a sister, Jean Whitman Krejc and a daughter-in-law, Susie Whitman.

A celebration of life service will be conducted Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Johnson's United Methodist Church with Reverend Clarence Bowen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Research, 115 Mill Street, Blemont, MA 02478 or Riverside Shore Hospice, P. O. Box 615, Onley, VA 23418 or Johnson's United Methodist Church, 11175 Bayside Road, Machipongo, VA 23405.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

Celebration of Life Service

Johnsons United Methodist Church
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