NEW BERN - Darwin Smith Whittington, 83, of New Bern, died February 12, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
He was a member of Highland Park Christian Church, the Lions Club, Masonic Lodge and the Golden Age Club. He is preceded in death by a son, Richard Darwin Whittington, his brother, Hartwell Whittington and a sister, Frances Fanning.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn Jackson Whittington; one son, Frederick Millard Whittington; one daughter, Ann Whittington Buckner and husband Michael, all of New Bern; two sisters, Rosalie Whittington and Rebecca Splawn, both of Burlington, NC; and three grandsons, James Frederick Whittington of Illinois; and Michael Rand and Richard Buckner of New Bern.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will held in the Greenwood Cemetery in Dunn, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Highland Park Christian Church, 905 Carolina Ave., Trent Woods, NC 28562 or the
, 3801 Lake Boone Trail, Ste. 190, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Online condolences may be made to the Whittington family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com
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