March 22, 2002
Clyde Whitecotton, 84, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002.
He was a native of Dry Fork, W.Va., and had been a Peninsula resident since 1938. He was employed as a crane operator at Naval Weapons Station, retiring after 25 years service. After his retirement he worked for Coats and Clark. Mr. Whitecotton was a member of Warwick River Mennonite Church.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Hallie G. Whitecotton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Steve Lowe of Tyler, Texas, and Becky and Cecil Burkett of Newport News, and a special daughter-in-law, Patricia Whitecotton of Oakboro, N.C.; three sisters, Mary B. Smith of Elkins, W.Va., Annie Smith of Newport News and Opal Troy of Berlin Center, Ohio; six grandchildren, the Rev. Jeffrey Whitecotton, Karen FitzGerald, Steven Lowe, Randy Whitecotton, Kevin Burkett and Scott Lowe; and two special great-grandchildren, Christian Lowe and Allison FitzGerald. Mr. Whitecotton was preceded in death by his son, the Rev. C. Wayne Whitecotton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Warwick River Mennonite Church. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the church with the Rev. Jeffrey Whitecotton and the Rev. Steve Gibbs. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Warwick River Christian School, 252 Lucas Creek Road, Newport News, VA 23602.
Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.