American Veteran 08

Larry W Whitted

January 9, 1956 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 66)


Larry Wayne Whitted was born to the late Katherine Whitted 

Larry was a 1974 graduate of Clinton High School where he was a very active and dedicated player of the Dark Horse football team. Larry wore the number 42 and played the position as running back. Larry had skills on the basketball court as well but his passion was football. That passion lead him an acceptance into Lees-McRae college as the first african american student, however the accpetance was a short stay because Larry joined the military. He served in the US Army from 1975-1979. After leaving the military Larry recieved a trade in welding from Sampson Community College. He was a welder for 20 plus years at Robinson and Sons Machine Shop Clinton NC. After retirement he began employment with Clean Rite Service where he was a dedicated worker until his health failed.

Larry enjoyed life and was a loyal friend to many of his classmates and other associates in and around the Clinton area. Larry was a go-getter, even in sickness he never gave up his will to provide for himself or his determination to remain independent. Prideful and stern many jockingly called Larry the local "John Amos" as he also favored the TV dad in apperance and deportment. Larry had a love for race cars and was a great driver holding another nickname (Richard Petty) by many of his friends  

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Lisbon Street Baptist Church located at 501 Lisbon St, Clinton, NC burial will follow in the Sand Hill Cemetery on McKoy  Street in Clinton.

  Larry leaves to  cherish his memories his loving daughter Luciane “Denice” Barksdale, his grandchildren Ladaja Brown (Antwan), Zaiquian Barksdale, Dorona Graham, Tyniq "Baby Doll" Thompson, Tyvon Thompson. Four great-grandchildren Ramir Mallety, Laila, Noah and Avonni Barksdale. Two aunts Lulean Williamson and Imogene Whitted. Godson LaVonte Singleton. Five special cousins Valentine Rice, Allison Williamson, Ron, Christopher and Anthony Whitted as well as a host of other loved ones and friends. 

Visitation will be held from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Hope Valley Hawkins Funeral Chapel, 1246 Hobbton Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328

The family gives a Special thanks to EK Rogers, Darnell Brunson, the Clinton High Graduating class of 1974, 3HC Hospice team and the Nursing Staff of Southeastern Oncology. 

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