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Wilburn Ray Whitus

February 1, 1940 — May 14, 2015

Wilburn Ray Whitus age 75 of Burkeville, VA passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015. He was born in Wood County Texas on February 1, 1940 to the late Everett and Beatrice Nichols Whitus. He was honored to serve his country in the navy and was a Vietnam veteran. He often stated he had traveled the world by water but was never interested in going back to the beach. He was a simple man who enjoyed just being an “old cowboy” working on the farm with his horses and cows, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his children; sons, Duane R. Whitus from Gladwater, TX, Ralph L. Whitus (Lisa) from Amelia, VA, Rodney L. Whitus from Rice, VA, a daughter; Denae W. O’Brien (Tommy) of Prospect, VA, brothers; Harvie Whitus (Becky), Windell Whitus (Glenda), Joe Whitus (Beverly), sisters; Jane Currey (Johnny), Billie Boyles (Bimmy), 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years; Nancy H. Whitus, a brother; E.B. Whitus, sisters; Helen W. Pomes and Joy W. Dowell.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00AM Trinity Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Burkeville Vol. Rescue Squad or Meherrin Vol. Rescue Squad.
Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.

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