KINGS MOUNTAIN-William W. "Bill" Whitney Sr., 93, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
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Bill was born in Huntington, W. Va., a son of the late Wallace B. Whitney and Emma Showalter Whitney. He was a retired construction engineer and consultant engineer for Ralph Whitehead and Associates in Charlotte. He was a member of Mary's Grove United Methodist Church and served his country during World War II in the U.S. 8th Army Air Force in the Civil Engineer Corp and U.S. Naval Reserves as a tail gunner.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Whitney Bromeier; and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Faye Carpenter Whitney of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, William Wallace Whitney Jr. and Gwen of Gulf Shore, Ala.; a son-in-law, Edward of Raleigh; a sister, Isabell Staver of Virginia Beach, Va.; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Mary's Grove United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mary's Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery
Officiated By: The Rev. Charlene Hutchings
Funeral Home: Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Whitney family
Memorials: May be made to Mary's Grove United Methodist Church, 1223 Mary's Grove Church Road, Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086
A guest register is available online at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home - Cherryville
405 N. Dixie Street PO Box 427
Cherryville , NC 28021
Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 7, 2012