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Richard O. Wilhite

Died: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Age: 86
Richard O. Wilhite, 86, of Marshall, Mo, died Jan. 28, 2014 at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Mo.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, Mo., with William W. Harlow officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Saline Animal League. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.

Born March 8, 1927, in Slater, Mo., he was the son of the late Roy Carl Wilhite, Sr. and Hattie Lula Epperson Wilhite.

He was a graduate of Marshall High School.

On Jan. 22, 1949, he married Jean Burke who preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 1985.

He lived in Marshall since 1995 and retired from the moving and storage industry. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He was a Baptist.

Richard is survived by one son, Richard W. Wilhite and wife Christy of Junction City; one daughter, Theresa Lynn Fitting and husband John of Harrisburg, Pa.; six grandchildren, Brian Wilhite and wife Darcy, Michael Wilhite and wife Taylor, Guy Witt, Amanda Witt, John Fitting and Jenna Fitting; three great-grandchildren, Genevieve Wilhite, Adelyne Wilhite and Wyatt Ziegler; two sisters, Juanita Bramble of Marshall and Brenda Carol Rowles of Raymore, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Jean, Richard was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Sue Wilhite; one brother, R.C. Wilhite, Jr.; and one sister, Velzora Bailey.

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