ANDERSON, SC - Robert Lamar Whitfield, age 82, of Anderson, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013, at the Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Fair Play, SC, he was the son of the late Robert Horace Whitfield and the late Christine Bradberry Whitfield. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and held the rank of Army Supply Sargent. He was the owner and operator of Anderson Lumber Company. Robert was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son, Terry Whitfield (Pam), of Anderson; a daughter, Cheryl Whitfield, of Anderson; five grandchildren, Chad Dyar, Robbie Whitfield (Katie), Keri Dyar Davis (Jarrett), Jeff Whitfield (Kristen), and Kelli Whitfield Freeman (Preston); and nine great-grandchildren, Jake Davis, McKenzie Whitfield, Jenna Davis, Jolie Kate Davis, Max Whitfield, Kylie Whitfield, Karson and Tanner Freeman and McKenna Whitfield.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Donald Whitfield and 6 siblings.
The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Charles Holland officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will be at the home of his daughter, Cheryl, 155 Tully Drive, Anderson and will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com