Howell Whited

Obituary of Howell Whited

Rev. Howell Whited, Jr, age 74, of Pikeville, TN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 23, 2021. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Congregational Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and later served as pastor for nine years. He served as chairman of the East Tennessee Conference of the Congregational Methodist and also served on the board of the East Tennessee Camp Board. Howell loved to tell jokes and to see people laugh. He loved to travel around this beautiful country that he also served while in the U.S. Navy. Howell enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing. He also enjoyed teaching hunter safety courses. He was preceded in death by many great loved ones including his grandparents, George A. and Nancy D. Bryant and Murphy Howell and Ida Bell Whited; parents, Rev. Howell Whited, Sr. and Mildred O. Whited; two brothers, Rev. David Mitchell Whited and Jackie Ray Whited. He is survived by his wife of 53 years the love of his life Diane Barker Whited; daughter, Kimberly Whited who was often called "little Jr." as she also enjoys people's laughter; sister, Barbara Higdon, Pikeville; brother, Tim (Ann) Whited, Salem, NC; several nieces and nephews. A special thank you to his caregiver, Amanda Asberry, who called him "Pappy" and kept him laughing. He looked forward to seeing her coming. A private family service will be held with Bro. Mike Rigsby officiating. Burial will be in the Collier Cemetery. Pallbearers include Steven Bourque, John Higdon, Christopher Mills, Travis Tate, and Micah Whited. Honorary Pallbearers include Nate Whited, Riley Whited, and Richard Whited. In lieu of flowers and gifts the family request that donations be made to Gideon Bibles (SendTheWord.org) so the love and salvation through Jesus Christ can be shared with others around the world. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements are by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap, TN. There will be No Visitation.
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