VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Wayne Whitson, 80, died away peacefully at his home in Virginia Beach, Va., on Nov. 28, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer.
A native of Yancey County, NC, he grew up in Erwin, TN. He played football and basketball at Mars Hill College and golf at East Tennessee State, where he received a Bachelor’s. He earned a Master’s from Old Dominion University.
He served four years in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 1993 after 32 years in the Norfolk School System.
He was preceded in death by his father, Noah; mother, Fannie; brothers, Naff, Arnold, Hannum, Forest; and sisters, Edith Taylor and June Radford.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Rebecca; daughter, Amy Roberson and her husband, Scott; son, Brian Whitson and his wife, Monet; grandchildren, Morgan, Garrett, Jack and Sydney; sister Louise Reel; brother-in-law, James Dutton and his wife, Maggie; honorary brother, Ellis Murphy and his wife, Doris; and many nieces and nephews.
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Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462; office 757-422-4000; fax 757-557-6704