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Donald Joseph Whitt

1939 ~ 2020 (age 80)


Donald “Don” Joseph Whitt, age 80, of Pittsboro, passed away, Monday, November 30, 2020 at UNC Hospitals.


Don was born in Chatham County on December 7, 1939 to the late Dewey Whitt and Mazie Sumner Whitt. He was also preceded in death by 4 brothers, 3 sisters. Don served the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department for 35 years, retiring as Sheriff in 2000. He served 6 years in the US Navy, was a 32nd degree Mason and Past Master of Columbus Lodge 102 and past President of the Pittsboro Kiwanis Club in Pittsboro. Don was active in Pittsboro Baptist Church. He was a farmer and loved horseback riding.


Surviving Don include his wife; Betty Jean Roberson Whitt, three daughters; Pam Whitt Brady and husband Phil Brady of Bennett, Donna Whitt and husband Wade Minges of Pittsboro, Robin Davis and husband George Davis of Pittsboro, son: Jamie Whitt and wife Tiffany Whitt of Bear Creek, brother C.D. Whitt and wife Lucille of Sanford. Grandchildren, Corey Sturdivant, Whitney Brady Clendenin, Chloe Brady Lundy, Michaela Brady Buchanan, Sawyer Whitt, Cody Whitt, Tanner Whitt, Jonah Minges and Eli Minges, 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:00AM at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Gooch and Rev. Bob Wachs presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Rites and Masonic Rites. There will not be a public visitation. Masks are required to attend the church service and committal service.


In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial contributions to be made  in Don’s memory to Pittsboro Baptist Church and the American Heart Association.


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Funeral Service
December 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Pittsboro Baptist Church
121 West Salisbury Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Pittsboro Baptist Church
121 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro NC 27312

American Heart Association
10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower, Atlanta GA 30328

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