Leonard Whitehurst Sr.

Published 12:08 am Saturday, January 31, 2015



February 4, 1934 – January 29, 2015


Mr. Leonard Earl Whitehurst, Sr., age 80, a resident of Joe Mobley Rd., Williamston, NC, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at his home. Mr. Whitehurst was born in Beaufort County on February 4, 1934 son of the late Sammie and Maude Arbell Whitehurst. He started school at Old Ford, but later graduated from Washington. He was married to Shirley Ann Stalls Whitehurst  on October 15, 1955 who preceded him in death on August 24, 2011. Together they owned Washington Locker Plant from 1958 to 1974. He later retired as a salesman in the building supply business. Mr. Whitehurst was a member of Macedonia Christian Church and was a big Cleveland Indians fan. He served his country in the U.S. Army.

Leonard is survived by his children, Leonard Earl Whitehurst, Jr. and wife Judy,  and Mary Anna W.  Moseley and husband Greg, both of Williamston; his sisters, Barbara Perry of Williamston Lucille Spain of Black Jack; his brothers, Robert Whitehurst of Kernersville, and Carroll Whitehurst of Washington; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Whitehurst was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Beach.

A celebration of his life will be held at 3 pm, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Macedonia Christian Church officiated by Greg Sexton and Dolan Baker. Burial will follow in Tice Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the sanctuary at Macedonia Christian Church, 7640 US Hwy 17, Williamston, NC.

Memorials may be made in Leonard’s memory to The American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Dr., Greenville, NC 27834 or to the Bear Grass Fire Dept., 7890 Bear Grass Rd., Williamston, NC. 27892.

You may share a memory with the family and view Leonard’s video tribute by visiting www.hillsidefuneralservice.com

Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Whitehurst family.