Funeral services for Robert Laud “Bob” Whitsett, age 84, of Fayetteville, will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. James West and Bro. Ronnie Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. He was a native of Lincoln County and son of the late Rollie and Sue White Whitsett.
Mr. Whitsett served in the US Air Force, was a member of the Fayetteville Lions Club for 20 years, and a member of the American Legion and VFW for over 50 years. He previously owned and operated Napa Auto Parts, was the Lincoln County Register of Deeds, and was real estate broker and owner of Universal Real Estate and Auction. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife Betty June Faulkner Whitsett; daughters Audrey (Randy) Gentry, Cheryl (Gary) Damron, and Vickie Dorning; son Barry (Tabatha) Whitsett; grandchildren Amanda (Keith) Pierce, Chad (Lauren) Gentry, Ryan (Nancy) Damron, Matthew (Kayla) Damron, Robert “Rob” (Kelsea) Damron, Christina Dorning, Joseph Dorning, Mason Dorning, Laura Katherine Whitsett, Tyler Pitre, Kainan Whitsett, and McKeon Whitsett; great-grandchildren Kolton Pierce, Kellan Pierce, Kaity Pierce, Madyson Damron, Cooper Damron, Libby Damron, Rayelee Damron; great-great-grandson Dean Tate; and several loved nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Whitsett was preceded in death by a brother Tom Bert Whitsett.
Visitation with the family will be 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville Lincoln County Humane Society.
We, at Premier Neurosurgery and Spine Center, would like to express our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Mr. Whitsett.
It was a privilege to have had a small part in his care and we know that he will be greatly missed.
Dr. Seyed Emadian and Staff
BETTY JUNE AND FAMILY WE HAVE YOU IN OUR PRAYERS.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Mr Bob was such a wonderful man. Please know that our family is praying for your family.
Dear Betty and family, Bob was one of the sweet, gentle, kind, and honest men that I have known. My prayers are with you as you go through the months ahead.
We are so sorry for your loss you all are in our thoughts.
very sorry to learn of Bob passing.
Betty and family may you fine comfort in God love.
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Sending our love and prayers to you all, and know how much we love you . Uncle Bobby was a wonderful man, and a good uncle to our family..
Mrs. Betty and family…So very sorry to hear of Mr. Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and in the days ahead. Love to all..
Sorry to hear of such a great loss. He was a fine man who never meet a stranger. May God bless and be with the family during this time.
Dear Betty & family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Bob was a wonderful man, and will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am thinking of the entire family ,my heart of sad sorrow goes out to you guys during this time. Dady Bob was a great fathers, husband , Veteran, and good friend. He will be missed by all.
In memory of a fine man, husband, father, grandfather & veteran. Remembering his love and care will help during this time of loss. Betty, Audrey & the rest of loved ones you are in my thoughts & prayers.
Betty, thinking of you with love and prayers.