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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248
Wayne Whitmore

Wayne Whitmore

Tuesday, February 26th, 1929 Friday, September 13th, 2019

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Obituary for Wayne Lester Whitmore

Wayne Lester Whitmore, 90, of Martinsburg passed away Friday, September 13,2019.

Born to the Benjamin Lester Whitmore and Belva Shanholtz Whitmore Irvin.

He was a graduate of Martinsburg High school in 1948. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1948. After basic training he was sent to Japan during the Korean War, spending two and a half years in Japan as an Air Defense Controller and a Staff Sargent. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church since 1946. He retired from Dupont with 30 years as shift supervisor. He was active in Martinsburg Midget Football and Martinsburg Little League as a coach in 1960 and 1970, also a former member of the Elks Lodge 778.

On September 13, 1952 he married Catherine Ponton. He is survived by a son, Ronald K. Whitmore and wife, Joette of Bellevue, KY.; granddaughter, Katie Avery of East Berlin, PA.; grandson, Kevin Whitmore of Allenstown, PA.; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dean K. Whitmore; sister, Kleeanna Lewis; step- father, Lawrence Irvin; and step- sister, Mary Jane Clowser.

The family would like to Thank Berkeley Medical Center, Clary Grove Nursing Home, and Panhandle Home Health.

Family receiving friends on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Pastor Matthew Day officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 W. Martin St., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or Meals on Wheels, 116 E. King Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Military graveside services will follow at Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
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    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 |
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019
    Officiant
    Rev. Matthew Day
  • Interment

    Pleasant View Memory Gardens
    2938 Charles Town Road
    KEARNEYSVILLE, WV
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    Military Graveside Services will be held.

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Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Wayne Lester Whitmore, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Wayne Lester Whitmore, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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