NEWBERRY — Jack W. Whitesides, 68, husband of Paulette Whitaker Whitesides, died Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Jack was born on September 17, 1945 in Columbia, a son of Elaine Summer Whitesides and the late James W. "Jimmy" Whitesides, Sr.
He was an active member of Central United Methodist Church, participated in numerous committees and served as an usher and communion usher. He especially enjoyed being a part of the Fellowship Sunday school class.
Jack was a graduate of Newberry College where he was a member of the ATO fraternity. He was a member and served as team captain for the college baseball team, received Honorable Mention as Little All America in Baseball and later was inducted into the Newberry College Hall of Fame. He was a founding member of the Letterman's Club and served as its first President.
His professional career was with the R. L. Bryan Company where he was former Senior Vice President of the company as well as former General Manager of the Printing Division. He also served on the Board of the Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA). Following his career at R.L. Bryan, he worked for Electric City Printing and Service Printing.
He was a former chairman of the Newberry County Easter Seal campaign.
Jack is survived by his wife, Paulette W. Whitesides of Newberry; his mother, Elaine Whitesides of Orangeburg; sons, Michael Wayne Whitesides (Carlette), Douglas Walker Whitesides (Dena Jacob) and Kevin William Whitesides (Brandy) all of Newberry; grandchildren, Beverly MacKenzie Whitesides, Douglas Coleman Whitesides, Kenneth James Whitesides, Grant Walker Whitesides and Hadyn Theresa Jacob; brothers, James W Whitesides, Jr. and Jerry W. Whitesides (Linda) both or Orangeburg, Joey W. Whitesides (Theresa) of Graniteville and Jeffrey W. Whitesides (Jennifer) of Lexington.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul W. and Helen P. Whitaker.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2013 in Central United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tresco Shannon and the Rev. Michael W. Whitesides. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
The family will be at the residence, 16 Woodlake Dr. in Newberry and will receive friends from 5:30 -7 p.m. on Thursday at Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry.
Pallbearers will be John Paul Whitaker, Bob Dawkins, Dr. James Williams, Keith Ringer, Tom Ringer, Richard Lindler and Frankie Shipley.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fellowship Sunday school class.
Memorials are suggested to Central United Methodist Church, Stain Glass Window Fund, PO Box 67, Newberry, SC 29109.
The family expresses their sincere thanks to the Staff of J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home and Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.