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David Lewis Whitman, 80, of Newberry, died Thursday, June 29, 2017, at his residence.

Born on May 22, 1937, in Newberry County, he was a son of the late John Luther and Clarice Dominick Whitman. He served in the S.C. National Guard and retired as a Captain after 27 ½ years with the Newberry City Fire Department. He also was employed part-time for a number of years with Prosperity Furniture. Mr. Whitman was a devout Christian who was a member of Faith Assembly of God where he formerly served on the church Board and as clerk. He was an avid gardener.

Mr. Whitman was the devoted husband of 60 years to Coritta “Tip” Bundrick Whitman. He is also survived by daughters, Cathy (Mack) Baker of Sumter and Lory Ann (Tim) White of Bryson City, NC; sisters, Joann (Edgar) Fulmer and Edith (Jimmy) McCarthy of Prosperity; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by siblings, Lorraine McCarthy, Johnette Hipp and Elmer Whitman.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, July 1, 2017, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home by the Rev. Edward Rivers and Fire Chief Keith Minick. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Faith Assembly of God or to the SC State Firefighters' Foundation, PO Box 211725, Columbia, SC 29211.

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#21 Alice Shealy Boozer 2017-07-03 20:00
Tip,Kathy and Lorie. I am so sorry for your loss. David was a good man. He loved people and always had that pleasant laugh. May God bring you comfort during the coming days ahead.
#20 Todd Rinehart 2017-07-03 10:25
Very sorry for your loss. Mr. Davis was a wonderful man that we all miss. I already miss seeing him work in the yard.
Todd and Chris Rinehart
#19 Christy Mills Jones 2017-07-02 20:44
Remembering Mr David and all our fun memories at the fire department. He will be missed.love you Mrs. Tip.
#18 Anita O. Kinard 2017-07-02 18:53
Lory and Family, I was so sorry to hear this sad news! Keeping you all in thought and prayer! GOD Bless! Anita
#17 reva 2017-07-02 18:33
Mrs Tip I know the Lord will give you peace and comfort at this time in your life. I know you will miss Mr. David , but you will always have him with you in your heart love ya Reva
#16 MOLLIE GRAHAM 2017-07-02 09:59
Dear Whitman family,So very sorry to hear about David.My thoughs and prayers are with you all.Take care. Love and blessings Mollie Graham
#15 Debbie Hatcher 2017-07-01 16:04
So sorry to hear this. He was an amazing man!
#14 John & Susie Epting 2017-07-01 13:57
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
#13 June Nelson 2017-07-01 10:41
Tip so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love June
#12 Janice Smith 2017-07-01 09:01
Aunt Tip, Lori and Kathy, I was so saddened to hear of Mr. David's passing . He was a sweet and gentle man and loves you with all his heart .He will be forever missed. May the Lord watch over you and keep you safely in his arms. With much love to all. Janice Smith and family
#11 Claudia Cornwall 2017-06-30 23:53
My sincere sympathy to Lory White and the extended family and friends of her father.
#10 Louann Minick Frick 2017-06-30 22:47
My prayers, thoughts and sympathy are with your family. May God comfort each of you with His unspeakable peace! ~ Sincerely, Louann
#9 Allene Dawkins 2017-06-30 21:31
"Tip' & family I was shocked & so sad to hear about David. Please know that all of your family is in my thoughts & prayers. May God bless each of you and give you peace!
#8 Sammie Graham 2017-06-30 20:59
It is with deepest regrets that we have to say good bye to our neighbor and friend of 38 years. He is an inspiration because he never stop working and serving the Lord. I will miss him in his yard or garden ever day. He was devoted to Tip and everyone he knew. I have never had a better neighbor and I will miss him as a fellow firefighter. My deepest sympathy to all that knew and loved him. You are missed.
#7 Rev.Ned &AlicePressl 2017-06-30 20:57
Dear Whitman family, our prayers and love are with you during this hard time. Our loss is heavens gain. We love you all.
#6 Mabel Alice Sineath 2017-06-30 18:31
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for the family
#5 Lynn Taylor Riber 2017-06-30 17:56
I was saddened to hear about Mr. David 's passing. Will miss seeing him around Newberry. Blessings to the family.
#4 Harold Fulmer 2017-06-30 15:44
"Tip" & family. We were deeply sadden to hear of the passing of David. Pray that our loving Heavenly Fasther will wrap his arms around you and give you peace. David was a wonderful man. A great friend to all that knew him.
With Love ,
Harold & Ola Mae Fulmer
#3 Ron Price 2017-06-30 13:06
Aunt Tip I am so sorry to hear of Uncle David's passing. He was such a good Christian man and all who knew him would agree. I pray that the Lord will give you and your family the strength and comfort though these hard and sad times. RIP Uncle David
#2 Gloria Crayne 2017-06-30 12:19
Tip and family so sorry for your loss May the Lord wrap His arms around y'all. Love and prayers Gloria Jean
#1 Mickey Barnett 2017-06-30 11:52
Tip, Cathy and Lory, please know that we are praying for you during this time. The God that David loved so much has called him home. I will forever remember his sweet smile and generous heart.

Linda and Mickey Barnett