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Asheville - Richard 'Dick' Whittington, 83, died on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Golden Living Center of Asheville, NC
Dick was born in Avery County, NC and was the son of the late Margaret Whittington.
A lifelong printer, Dick learned the trade at the Baptist Children's Home and purchased Groves Printing Company in 1963, which he owned and operated until his retirement. Dick was known for his generosity and willingness to help others.
His survivors include his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth 'Betty' Whittington; sons, David and Steve and his wife, Shirley; four grandchildren, Joya, Ryan, Ross and Laura; six great grandchildren; brothers, Bill and Larry Whittington and sister, Willadene Carpenter.
The family will receive friends during a celebration of life held Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 4:00 until 6:00 pm at Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville.
Memorial donations can be made to the Baptist Children's Homes of NC, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360.
Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made through the website www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Morris Funeral Home
304 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 13, 2014