Mr. Whitby was born in Halifax County, NC, the son of the late Charlie Linwood Whitby and Clovene Overton Whitby.
He was retired from Kapstone Kraft Paper Corporation, a member of Victory Baptist Church and a former member of The Virginia Laymen.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Gray Whitby, who died June 16, 2017.
Surviving are: a daughter, Kathy W. Love and her husband Bill of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two sons Charles L. Whitby of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Ronald J. Whitby and his wife Michelle, of Littleton, NC; a brother Joe G. Whitby and his wife Elaine of Roanoke Rapids, NC; a half- brother Luther Tanner and his wife Brenda of Roanoke Rapids, NC; seven grandchildren, Jason S. Whitby, Stacey Baker, Lewis Frye, Jessica Aiken, Justin Frye, Tabitha Love and Amanda Frye; three great-grandchildren, Stephanie Baker, Chloe Matthews and Kyleigh Aiken.
The family will receive at Wrenn Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service, Friday, August 4, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.
Funeral services will be held at Victory Baptist Church, Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Jeremy Kobernat and Pastor Rex Evans, officiating. Interment will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at: wrennclarkehagan.com