Walter Lee Whiting, age 91 of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
A life-long native of Habersham County, he was a son of the late Walter Lee Whiting, Sr. & Beulah Bell Clark Whiting. Walt was a United States Navy veteran and worked in management in the textile industry for many years. He loved his Lord and his family, especially the grands and the great-grands. Walt’s favorite treat for the great-grands was to give them a one dollar bill that he might just give to them or have them look for in the “mailbox.” The greats thought they were rich and they truly were because of the quality time spent with him. It did not matter how he was known, whether it be Walt, Daddy, Papa, or Papa Walt, he made an impression on everyone he met. Even at Stoney’s Family Restaurant, Walmart, Ingles, or wherever, Walt always enjoyed a good conversation. The lives of those he touched will never forget him. He was a faithful member of Habersham Baptist Church and the last surviving member of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents, Walt was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Lamar Whiting.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Arlene Carlan Whiting of Demorest, GA; daughter, Kay Whiting Stephens of Demorest, GA; sons & daughters-in-law, Johnny & Debbie Whiting of Turnerville, GA; Rick & Pam Whiting of Mt. Airy, GA; grandchildren, Shane & Misty McEntyre; Wendy & David Newsome; Casey & Lori Whiting; Julie & Nelson Wilkinson; Niki & Bradley Smith; great-grandchildren, Alex & Lauren McEntyre, Wyatt & Lana Turner, Nelson, Sarah, & Jacob Wilkinson, Rylee & Hallee Smith, Lily & Addie Whiting; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019 from the Hillside Chapel with Rev. Kenneth McEntire & Dr. Charles Holland officiating. Interment will follow in the Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest with Rev. Doug Porter officiating at the graveside. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy, Grant Reeves VFW Post # 7720, Habersham County American Legion Post #84, & the Rabun County DAV Chapter #15.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Senior Adult Ministry at Habersham Baptist Church, 506 Old Habersham Mills Road, Demorest, GA. 30535
An online guest book is available at www.hillsidememorialchapel.com
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel – Clarkesville, Georgia (706) 754-6256
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