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Robert Joseph "Bob" Whitehurst, Jr.

Mt. Jackson, VA

Robert "Bob" Joseph Whitehurst Jr., 70, passed away on July 2, 2018, in New Market, Va., formerly of Harrisonburg, Va. Bob was born in Bethel N.C., the son of Robert Joseph Whitehurst and Anne Johnson Whitehurst. He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Beth, his parents, and his wife, Olivia Frederickson Whitehurst. Bob is survived by his children, Robert J. F. Whitehurst and Eleanor Whitehurst Durm (Tim); his sister, JoeAnne Whitehurst Jones (Walter); sister-in-law, Betty Lind Barbatsuly (Mark); and nieces, Ashley Jones, Lisa Barbatsuly Richardson (Chris), and Kathryn Barbatsuly.

Bob was a graduate of Georgia Military Academy and Wake Forest University, where he was initiated as a brother of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Bob served a tour in the NC National Guard, and upon his return worked in the N.C. Department of Agriculture with Commissioner Jim Graham. Bob served as Mayor of his Hometown of Bethel during the late 1970s to early 1980s.

In 1982, Bob married the love of his life, Olivia "Livy" Frederickson of Mt. Jackson, Va. Bob and Livy managed Frederickson Family Partnership, formerly Turkey Knob Orchards, in Mt. Jackson.

Bob was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg, Va., and participated in several community organizations including, Harrisonburg lion's club and Rotary club of Harrisonburg, and served on the board of Valley Fertilizer and Chemical Company.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on July 14, 2018 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 5983 South Main Street, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Open Door Pantry PO Box 292 Mt Jackson, Va 22842 or Mount Calvary Lutheran Church PO Box 484 Mt. Jackson, Va 22842
Published in The News & Observer on July 11, 2018
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