ROBERT EARL WHITMAN
February 3, 1955 – April 30, 2016
ZEBULON – Robert Earl Whitman, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday with his family surrounding him. He was born in Wilson County to the late Robert Louis & Ruby Holland Whitman. He worked for Harris Teeter. Robert loved his family with all his big heart. His favorite part of life was traveling with the love of his life, Gail. He was outgoing in life and with people. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillie Mae Duffey.
Funeral service 11 am, Tuesday, Corinth Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gail Hocutt Whitman of the home, children Christy Lewis (Mark) of Zebulon, Daniel Whitman (Candice) of Zebulon, siblings, Catherine Barfield (Charlie) of Seaboard, NC, Barbara Fisher of Severn, NC, Evelyn Jordan (Jerry) of Durham, Judy Whitman of Elm City, Louis Ray Whitman (Christine) of Lucama, Thomas Whitman (Melba) of Middlesex, Joseph Whitman of Middlesex, grandchildren, Nicholas Whitman, Christian, Lorelei, & Abigail Lewis, Jordan, Mason, & Chase Cameron Whitman.
Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.
Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home.