Charles Edward ‘Eddie’ Whitted

Charles Edward “Eddie” Whitted, 75, of Blackshear, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House  in Waycross, with his wife by his side.

After graduating from Paxon High School in Jacksonville, FL, Class of 1965, he received a baseball scholarship to St. John’s Junior College. However, he was drafted to serve in Vietnam. When he returned from service in southeast Asia, he attended the University of Florida. He had owned and operated B & W Door Company for several years.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Blackshear, Lakeview Golf Club, the Screven Masonic Lodge #368 and the Veterans Service Board in Atlanta. He was appointed and sworn in by Governor Nathan Deal and was re-appointed by Governor Brian Kemp. He worked closely with Commissioners Pete Wheeler, Mike Roby and the newly elected commissioner, Col. USAF, Ret. Patricia Ross. He assisted countless veterans with their claims as well as their widows who were left behind not knowing what to do. He will be missed by the veterans of Southeast Georgia for he was one of their strongest advocates.

He was a son of the late William “Bill” and Lucille Thornton Whitted. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Whitted and by a nephew, James Gregory Boyette.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Chancey Whitted, Blackshear; his sister, Joan Boyette, Jesup; a first cousin who was more like a brother to him, Ron Reddish, Ocala, FL; nieces and nephews, Sandra B. Strickland, Jesup, Michael Whitted, Screven, William R. Riddle, Jr. (Susan), Woodlands, TX, Barry Riddle (Jamie), Screven and Jade L. Chancey, Oakland, CA and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews and several other relatives.

Visitation will take place from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. 13, at the First Baptist Church of Blackshear.

Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Jan. 13, from the First Baptist Church in Blackshear.

He will be laid to rest at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.

Active pallbearers will be Billy Walker, Shelby Sweat, Frank Sweat and Marion Gray who were his golfing buddies, James Starling, his childhood friend and cousin, Ron Reddish.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Screven Masonic Lodge # 368 and the Vietnam Veterans Lodge #1070. All Vietnam Veterans are also invited to serve as honorary pallbearers.

All pallbearers are requested to meet at the church by 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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