Vernon Grady Whitby, Jr. 57, of Gaston, died Monday, October 31, 2016, at his residence.
Vernon was born in Halifax County, son of the Carolyn Harris Whitby and the late Vernon G. Whitby, Sr. He was a carpenter and was known as a perfectionist in his work.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, PFC W. Scott Whitby.
Besides his mother, Vernon is survived by his wife, Darlene Pearson Whitby, of Gaston; son, Jason Whitby (Anne), of Gaston; daughter, Melissa Whitby (Tony Lee Sykes,II), of Gaston; two sisters, Cathy W. Mabrey (Dennis), of Roanoke Rapids, Leigh W. Tucker (James), of Roanoke Rapids; grandchildren, Haley, Breanna and Jessica Whitby, Hannah and Joshua Kane, Rebecca Sykes.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Cedarwood Cemetery with Rev. William D. Robertson officiating.
The family will receive friends this evening, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 6:00 until 7:00 at Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service, which is taking care of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 5084, Greenville, NC 27835-5084.
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