Mr. Claude Crawford Whitmire
February 27, 1933 – November 3, 2019
Liberty – Claude C. Whitmire, 86, husband of Mildred Holcombe Whitmire, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Born in Pickens County, Mr. Whitmire was the son of the late Clyde C. Whitmire and Essie Porter Whitmire. He was retired as a self-employed construction worker. Mr. Whitmire was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and Sunday School teacher.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 68 years, are a daughter, Vickie (Roger) Stephens of Abbeville; five sons, Joe (Carol) Whitmire of Pumpkintown, Jimmy (Emily) Whitmire of Pickens, Steve (Debbie) Whitmire of Liberty, Donnie (Doris) Whitmire of Sunset, and Wally (Marisol) Whitmire of Alabama; a son-in-law, Mark Henning of Liberty; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren; five sisters and one brother. He was predeceased by a daughter, Debbie Henning, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, two sisters and four brothers.
A service will be held at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:00AM. A visitation to be prior to the service from 9:30AM to 10:45AM. Interment will follow the Friday service at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens, South Carolina.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Roanoke Community Center, 224 Roanoke Road, Liberty, South Carolina 29657.
Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Whitmire family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.dillardfunerals.com
- Clyde C. Whitmire, Father (deceased)
- Essie Porter Whitmire, Mother (deceased)
- Mildred Holcombe Whitmire, Wife
- Vickie Stephens, Daughter
- Roger Stephens, Son-in-law
- Joe Whitmire, Son
- Carol Whitmire, Daughter-in-law
- Jimmy Whitmire, Son
- Emily Whitmire, Daughter-in-law
- Steve Whitmire, Son
- Debbie Whitmire, Daughter-in-law
- Donnie Whitmire, Son
- Doris Whitmire, Daughter-in-law
- Wally Whitmire, Son
- Marisol Whitmire, Daughter-in-law
- Mark Henning, Son-in-law
- Debbie Henning, Daughter (deceased)
Mr. Whitmire also leaves behind 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren, five sisters and one brother.
Predeceased by daughter Debbie Henning, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, two sisters and four brothers.
- Adam Tomberlin
- Joey Whitmire
- Gabriel Whitmire
- Tyler Whitmire
- Dale Whitmire
- Michael McCarty
- Randall Nix
- Andrew Dunaway
- Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019
Mr. Claude Crawford Whitmire
November 5, 2019
Jimmy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. I remember when he and you built my sunroom onto my house. He was the sweetest man and so kind.
My Mom 'house-sat' while you two were working. Ya'll were installing a 'doggie door' for my West Highland terrier ("Widget") and my Mom said, "She will never use that door." And your Dad said, "I bet she will! Go on outside and call her," So my Mom did, and sure enough, your Dad was right!!!! Widget used that door for 13 years till she passed away. I never have forgotten your Dad....