Clarence Wilhite, son of the late Benjamin Oliver Wilhite and Claudia Moore Wilhite, was born on Nov. 8, 1920, at Willhite, La., and died at his residence in rural Dexter on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at the age of 84.
Mr. Wilhite was a veteran of the United States Army serving 39 months in World War II, of which 29 months were spent as a surgical technician in the 52nd field hospital in the Salamons and Philippines. He was also a self-employed farmer and mechanic.
On Nov. 2, 1946, he was united in marriage to Virginia Crain at Bernie. Mrs. Wilhite survives of the home in rural Dexter.
Besides his wife, Virginia Wilhite of Dexter, other survivors include three sons, Tommy Wilhite of Dexter, Frank Wilhite of Fisk, and Roger Wilhite of Piedmont; two brothers, Oliver Wilhite of Fort Worth, Texas, and Paul D. Wilhite of Monroe, La.; one sister, Lorene Henry of Start, La.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister.
Visitation was held from noon - 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Funeral services were then conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Rev. Ivan Mekan officiating.
Interment followed in the Bernie Cemetery.