Raymond Applewhite

June 3, 1935December 5, 2012

Raymond Applewhite

West Columbia – Funeral services for Raymond Applewhite, 77 will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel with interment in Celestial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2012 at the funeral home chapel. Active Pallbearers will be Zach Applewhite, Justin Dillon, Jeremy Applewhite, George Huizinga, Jr. Chad Shealy, and Jimmy Dillon, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Smith, Gerrit Huizinga, Griffin Huizinga and Hudson Strickland. Mr. Applewhite was born June 3, 1935 in Columbus, GA and passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. He was a son of the late John David Applewhite and Lilla Mae Calhoun Applewhite. Mr. Applewhite was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan which earned him the nick name of “Georgia Boy”. His family was his pride and joy. His mission in life was to make others laugh. His profound love for his wife was an inspiration to all. He was known by his peers as a legend in the construction industry. Mr. Applewhite is survived by his children, Tina Applewhite Dillon (Jimmy, Jr.), Cheryl Applewhite Huizinga (George Jr.), Michael Raymond Applewhite (Connie), Ricky Lee Applewhite (Sharon) and Walter David Applewhite; grandchildren, Latisha Dillon Strickland, Justin Dillon (Amber), Zach Applewhite (Alicia Moody) Brittany Applewhite, Jeremy Applewhite (Heather), Jessie Amick Shealy (Chad), Holyn Huizinga, Gerrit Huizinga, Griffin Huizinga; great-grandchildren, Alana Shealy, Allie Shealy, Kassady Strickland, Hudson Strickland; sister, Dorothy Applewhite Hancock and numerous loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, the love of his life, Linda Clark Applewhite; and brother, Leon Applewhite.


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

Raymond Applewhite

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Lisa Hersey, Kestner

December 15, 2012

Cheryl, Sorry to hear about your father. He was a good man and is in Heaven now!

Wanda Jarrell Harding

December 12, 2012

My prayers are with you all the loss of this special loved one.

December 10, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. Your dad was a delightful patient and we will miss him and your mother. Lynda James (Chris Newman, DMD).

Dora Yonce

December 8, 2012

Jimmy and I are so sorry for your loss.
We are praying for your and your family daily.

MIchelle Feaster Edenfield

December 7, 2012

I am sorry to hear about your loss. I loved your mom and dad. My deepest sympathy are sent to you and your family!

December 7, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Laura Scudder

December 7, 2012

Walter, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

Laura Scudder & Stan Towery

Linda Crafton

December 7, 2012

Tina, so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family as you go through the grieving process again. God Bless you and keep you.

Gail Inabinet-Stewart

December 7, 2012

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Cindy Minnick

December 7, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Applewhite Family. May you find peace in knowing that Raymond and Linda are holding hands in heaven.