Donald ‘Don’ Joseph Whitt

Posted 12/3/20

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 …

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Donald ‘Don’ Joseph Whitt

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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 four brothers and three sisters. Don served the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department for 35 years, retiring as Sheriff in 2000. He served 6 years in the U.S. Navy, was a 32nd degree Mason and Past Master of Columbus Lodge 102 and past President of the Pittsboro Kiwanis Club. Don was active in Pittsboro Baptist Church. He was a farmer and loved horseback riding.

Survivors 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, six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. 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 or the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Whitt family.

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