George Oliver Whittington passed away at home on Thursday, April 15, 2021. When he entered heaven, he was reunited with his first wife, Mary Lou. He was born to the late Shep and Eva Whittington on May 5, 1928 in Bunnlevel, NC and was one of ten children.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Thelma Parrish, Cleo Temple, Mable Newton, Sarah Whittington, Bill Whittington, Arthur Whittington and Raeford Whittington.
George is survived by his wife of 40 years, Liz Whittington; sons, Danny Whittington and Phil Whittington (Robin); siblings, Stacy Whittington (Betty) and Ethel Womble Stone; grandchildren, Danielle Pritchett, Brooke Prather, Phillip and Tracy Whittington; and six great grandchildren.
Music and entertaining was a large part of George’s life as he shared his talents and love of country music with others well into his nineties. He is remembered by members of the Green Valley Country Club, Sudan Temple String Band and Eastover, Massey Hill and Purdue Senior Citizens Centers. George was a 70-year member of the Lillington Masonic Lodge where he became a Certified Lecturer. He was also a Shriner belonging to the Sudan Temple, New Bern, NC. George was awarded the prestigious “Order of the Long Leaf Pine” by Governor Jim Hunt on August 27, 1983.
Competitiveness was also a part of his nature, leading him to excel in golf (2 holes-in-one during the same round!), fishing, boating, skeet shooting and training his beloved hunting dogs.
After serving in the US Air Force, he was an Engineering Maintenance Technician at Ft. Bragg and later became a Real Estate Agent with Homeowners Ltd Real Estate Co.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 3 PM in the Fellowship Hall of Cedar Falls Baptist Church, 6181 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC.
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