Whitehurst, Phillip Donne

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Phillip Donne Whitehurst, 82, of Christiansburg, (formerly of Norfolk), died Friday, March 14, 2014 at Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery. He was born in Nags Head, NC on November 16, 1931 to the late Stella Johnson and Earl R. Whitehurst. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cynthia Whitehurst, and second wife, Ella Mae Whitehurst.

Phillip was a graduate of Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia. He loved the Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoyed Nascar Racing. Phillip never met a stranger and always had a joke or two to share. Phillip attended Camberia Pentacostal Holiness Church.

He is survived by his Son, Phillip Donne Whitehurst, son, Stephan Matthew Whitehurst and wife Wanda, Daughter, Donna Cynthia Whitehurst, and daughter Wendy Y. Dade and husband Raymond. Eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. All of Maryland. His extended family included Step Son, Ricky DeLosh, Step Son, Kenny DeLosh and Step Daughter Kathy Robinson and numerous grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruth Robertson, of Norfolk, Joyce and Ted Dowling, of Virginia Beach; brother and sister-in-law, Rondal, Jr. and Jackie Whitehurst, of Norfolk; special nephew, Richard Mayo; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to his longtime friend, Howard (Skibo) Sowers, and a faithful niece, who was with him until the end, Donna Cook. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Shepherd officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk , VA. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to the service at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.