OBITUARY

Dewey Everett Whitlow Sr

March 31, 1935September 20, 2013
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In the early morning Friday, September 20, 2013, a man who loved God, and devoted his life o his Family and Friends walked into the arms of his Heavenly Father. Dewey Everett Whitlow, Sr. was born in Henry County to John Franklin and Ella Jane Smith Whitlow on March 31, 1935. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Lowery, and brothers, Edward, Kenneth, Bobby and David Whitlow. Dewey spent his entire life in the vicinity of where he was raised. His life was devoted to his family, whom he loved so dearly. Cooking was a great joy of his and he so enjoyed the days when his friends and family were together for his famous cook-outs; he liked nothing better than to have them close to him. Dewey owned and operated Dewey’s Body Shop in Villa Heights before retiring. Over the years he piddled with various projects around the home; whether it was creating something new or repairing something old. He attended Hill Memorial Baptist Church. Dewey is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jane Whitlow of the home, daughters, Patricia W. Ashworth and husband Michael of Bedford, Deborah W. Burge and husband Jerry of Bassett, and Judy Whitlow Smith of Bassett, his son, Dewey E. Whitlow, Jr. and his wife Michele of Rocky Mount, grandchildren, Christopher Ashworth, Lisa Ashworth Seward, Susan W. “Wetrock” Ashworth, Robert “Robbie” D. Whitlow, Benjamin Scott Smith, Jessica L. Smith, Haley M. Whitlow and Heather J. Whitlow, great-grandchildren, Zane C. Whitlow, Aubrey G. Whitlow, Andrew J. Seward and Abigail M. Seward, brothers Leonard F. Whitlow of Bassett and Curtis S. Whitlow of Axton, and numerous nieces and nephews. Over the years he was blessed to also have so many close friends in his life, among those are, Walter Bousman, Henry Hensley, Harry W. “Tim” Ferguson, Randolph Chitwood, Eugene Chitwood, David Witt, R. Wayne Cozart and Mel Cokerham. “There are times when we understand and times when we simply have to trust that some things happen for a reason.”

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 23, 2013
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Dewey Everett Whitlow Sr

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Sheila Hundley

September 25, 2013

So sorry for your loss Dewey.Prayers to your family

Terry Hicks

September 25, 2013

Lenoard sorry about your lost ,thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Terry Hicks

Vera Hall

September 24, 2013

Judy, My thoughts & prayers are with you. Love, Vera

Patricia Smith

September 24, 2013

Debra, I was very sorry to hear about your dad. Please know you have been thought of many times in dealing with his death. These events are never easy. Much thought and prayers for you at this sad time. Patricia Smith

Sandra (Stone) Fulcher

September 23, 2013

Thinking of you all. I loved all the pictures, especially the one of him with Pat & Mike and the deer!

Melissa and Ben Legans

September 23, 2013

Love and prayers to the family in this tough time of saying 'See you later'. The Legans family.

September 23, 2013

You were all blessed with a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and he will be much missed. He was a special person to each of you and those memories will always be with you -- including Haley and Heather Mike and I send our deepest sympathy.
Ramona and Mike Coveny (Rocky Mount, VA)

Sabrina Greco

September 23, 2013

So sorry for your loss to your family. I know he will be missed tremendously but just keep all your memories close to your heart each day.

H.D. Harrison

September 22, 2013

My condolences for you and all your family and friends. I pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort all and help you fill that void in your heart. He was a blessing, and may the Lord our God keep all of you safe from harm and very tightly in His grip.

Gerald Deatherage

September 22, 2013

Dewey was not just family but a friend, he will truly be missed, my thoughts and prayers are with the family, May God heal your pain, Gerald and Judy Deatherage(Bassett Va)