WHITENER, Richard R.- age 57 passed away Friday May 17, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his father, Marvin Carroll Whitener. He is survived by his mother, Betty Rulfs Whitener; wife, Kimmette Whitener; sons, Brian (Melissa) Hackett & Phillip (Stacey) Hackett; daughter, Samantha (Jonathan) Tyree; step-children, Kyle VanHouzen & Chelsea VanHouzen; grandchildren, Brannan & Conner Hackett, Kendra, Presley & Payton Hackett, & Elijah Tyree; brothers, Marvin "Evans" Whitener & Lewis (Jennifer) Whitener; sister, Carroll Lou (Bob) Campbell.
Mr. Whitener was a member of West Haven Baptist Church and a partner with THW Insurance Co. He was a member of the Rotary Club, and he had a passion for hunting & fishing.
Visitation will be held on Monday May 20th 4-6 p.m. in the West Haven Baptist Church. Memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the church.
Dr. Jonathan Richerson will officiate the services. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Dover, Steve Everette, Buddy Stephens, and the staff of THW. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Richard's memory to West Haven Baptist Church or to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 600, Newton, MA 02458. PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL (615) 444-7007 OBITUARY LINE (615) 444-7700.