SSG Arthur Wayne Whitt, US Army Retired



SSG Arthur Wayne Whitt, Retired US Army of Laurinburg passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 65.

Wayne, son of Ruth Lynn Whitt Herndon and the late Colonel Swain Whitt was born August 2, 1952 in Bennettsville, South Carolina. He dedicated his life to serving his country in the United States Army retiring after more than 20 years as Staff Sergeant. He was a loving husband and son, wonderful father and grandfather, and a devoted brother. He was a member of the American Legion in McColl. Wayne loved riding his motorcycle, golfing, fishing, hunting and just spending time outdoors. His greatest joy was sharing time with his family and friends.

Along with his father, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Terry “Devon” Bass Whitt; son-in-law, Chuck Graham and great grandson, Alex Johnson.

Surviving are his daughters, Christy Graham (Jerry Martin) and Sherry Knight (Thomas Knight); his mother, Ruth "June" Whitt Herndon (Harold Herndon); brother, Jimmy Whitt and sisters, Ann Boone, Linda Nuttall all of Laurinburg; his grandchildren, Scottie Graham (Bekah), Jamie Knight (Kierrah), Casey Knight (Dustin), Samantha Graham (Kegan), Brandon Knight (Jasmine), Cassandra Johnson (Roy); great grandchildren, Eli Johnson, Ethan Johnson, Blake Graham, Alayna Knight and a special friend, Ray Blades.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at Richard Boles Funeral Service.