Sam L. Whited

Sam L. Whited

Friday, June 6th, 1947 - Monday, April 26th, 2021
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Heaven gained a faithful servant on April 26, 2021, when a devoted husband, precious father and loving papaw, Sam Whited, entered Heaven. Sam, age 73, was greeted in Heaven by his mother and father, Opal and Avis Whited Plaster, his two brothers, Tommy Whited and Harold Whited, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Arbutus Richardson and his sister-in-law, Donna Richardson. We know that when Sam entered Heaven, he saw many faces that he had touched with his singing, his witness of the Lord and his testimony of what God had done in his life.
Sam was married to the love of his life, Becky, for fifty-six years and four months. Becky and Sam enjoyed and loved life together. Nothing made them happier than being with their family. Together they made a family legacy of four daughters and sons-in-law, Ginger Hale and husband, Tim of Rosedale, Virginia, Penny Farmer and husband, Greg of Lebanon, Virginia, Jessica Stevens and husband, Rick of Rosedale, Virginia and Jamie Campbell and husband, Robert, also of Rosedale, Virginia. These daughters gave them eight grandchildren, Matthew Hale, Adam Hale, Emilee Hale, Samantha Giordani and husband, Andrew, Brent Farmer and wife, Emily, Valeigh Stevens, Mitchell Campbell and Natalie Campbell; Sam also had four great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Scarlett Giordani and Selah and Reid Farmer. Sam has one sister, Linda Dye and husband, Roger of Indian Trail, North Carolina and sister-in-law, Sara Whited of Rosedale and three nephews, Billy Dye, Danny Dye and Stephen Whited.
Sam was a former member of the Gospelites Quartet, he served in the past as Minister of Music and as a Deacon. He was instrumental in the startup of several churches in our community. He was currently singing with Servant’s Heart Trio and many of you have heard Sam within the community, sharing his wonderful gift with others in their time of grief.
Sam retired after forty-three years of service for Nationwide Insurance Company, having won multiple awards and accomplishments. He always made his customers a top priority and enjoyed meeting and helping people every day.
Sam was such a blessing to many through his gift of singing and being a witness to others. The gift of music led him to work with the Russell County Fair Gospel Night and brought many talented artists to our area to sing of the goodness of God. Sam was a former board member of the Russell County Industrial Development Authority, he was a board member of the Whispering Pines Condo Association in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and a member of the Masonic Lodge and had served for many years with the Gideon International.
Sam was a loved man by so many and always said he was a blessed man on this earth.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all the staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center CCU, the ones that stood, cried and loved Sam and the family through his trying time.
A celebration of Sam’s life will be held at 1 PM on Thursday April 29, 2021 at Swords Creek Community Baptist Church, 3305 Kent's Ridge Road, Swords Creek, Virginia. Entombment will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill, Virginia.
Due to COVID restrictions mandated by the governor, a mask is required. For those unable or uncomfortable attending, the funeral service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page as well as our webpage.
Pallbearers will be Tim Hale, Greg Farmer, Robert Campbell, Rick Stevens, Matt Hale, Adam Hale, Brent Farmer, Andrew Giordani, Mitchell Campbell and Aaron Bostic.
Nationwide Agents will serve as honorary pallbearers.
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 1:00pm
    Swords Creek Community Baptist Church
    3305 Kent's Ridge Road
    SWORDS CREEK, VA 24649
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Rick Blevins
  • Interment

    Greenhills Memory Gardens


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Sheila Hicks

Posted at 08:10am
I was so very sorry to hear about Sam’s passing. Sam was a client of mine in the insurance business for many years. He had the special gift of showing his kind and caring human side while also maintaining his knowledgeable professionalism. My deepest condolences go out to his beautiful and loving family.
Sheila Hicks
Winston-Salem, NC

Sherry Harris

Posted at 05:53pm
My heart goes out to Becky and the family. Sam was a sweet man and loved by all who knew him. I love our Christmas memories of fun and laughter and will hold them close. Praying for peace for you all. Love you Becky. ❤️
Sherry Harris

Dana Altizer Moats

Posted at 09:05pm
What a wonderful, kind, Godly man Heaven has gained. Condolences to the Whited family

Posted at 05:40am
So sad to hear of Sam’s passing. He was always a joy to be with and such a blessing to our Quartet. He will be missed but Reunion Day is Coming! Prayers for Becky and all the family. Randy Fox-The Primitive Quartet

Amy Sellers

Posted at 11:56am
I never met Mr. Whited personally but consider his daughter Jamie, one of my dear college friends, to be one of the sweetest, most loving and precious soul I have ever met. I know that no ordinary man could father a woman like her. He had to be so special. My heart goes out to his entire family. I enjoyed watching singing videos of his and admiring family photos from afar over these years. My prayers and love are with you all.

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