FALLSTON- Dwight "Whitey" Lee London, 88, of Devine Road, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.
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Born Oct. 28, 1924, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Morgan Lee London and Cora Gordon London. Whitey worked for Harris Teeter and Ingle's Grocery Stores. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, and also served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Nelson Lee London; and three sisters, Dorothy Willis, Polly Docterman and Ruth Bunn.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Ruth Hoyle London; two sons, Ronnie London and wife Donna of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joel London and wife Kim of Fallston; daughter-in-law, Sheila London of Monroe; two brothers, Clarence London and wife Betty of Polkville, and Datha London of Shelby; sister, Betty Hede of Pineola; four grandchildren, Seth London and wife Sarah of Mt. Airy, Rob London and wife Karla of Grimesland, Kirsten Edwards and husband Caleb of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jessica Bowen and husband Rodney of Fallston; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew London, Jack London, Emma Cate London, Cy London, Karsyn London, Anna Edwards, Mallorie London and Quintin Bowen.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Friendship United Methodist Church, Fallston. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service.
Officiated By: The Rev. Terry Bevill and Dr. John Ware
Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fallston
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150
Guest Register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639
Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on July 8, 2013