Edwin Easley “Buddy” Whitt, Jr. passed away May 1, 2020 at his daughters’ home in Pittsboro, NC, surrounded by loved ones.
Born in Red Star, W. VA, on November 11, 1940 to the late Edwin Easley Whitt, Sr. and Frances Gordon Pittman. He was also preceded in death by his only sister Connie Hoover.
He joined the Army out of High School and served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Never understanding the need to jump out of a perfectly good airplane he used his GI Bill to obtain his pilot’s license and flew small aircraft for pleasure. After discharge from the Army he apprenticed for the National Cash Register Company. He started out repairing registers and through hard work and applying his analytical mind moved up to working on mainframe computers. He taught himself programming and spent the rest of his career working for various companies, as a computer programmer.
After his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and his beloved little dog Tucker. He loved tinkering with cars and doing carpentry work that required the finesse of an axe.
He is survived by his two daughters, Teresa Frances Whitt (Cheryl) of Pittsboro, NC, Vondy Whitt Pope of Burnsville, NC and one son Edwin Keith Whitt (Danielle) of Virginia Beach, Va., grandchildren Frances Pope, Logan Pope, Christos Komis and River Whitt.
He will be greatly missed by his family.
A Private Service will be held.
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