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    Tuesday, January 15 2019
    Richard Lee (Mickey) Whitmore

    Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 04:56 pm   |  Permalink   |  8 Comments  |  Email
    All the South Hill friends of Pat and Mickey are praying and thinking of the family at this time. We send our love and hope for peace to your hearts and know that his was a life fulfilled. They were such a sweet and loving couple and always thought of others. Linda Gage
    Posted by Linda Gage on 01/17/2019 - 09:07 AM
    Pat and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God's blessing and comfort in the days ahead.
    Posted by Jackie Conner on 01/17/2019 - 10:18 AM
    Pat, we enjoyed our time as your neighbors on Pettus St. You and Mickey were always there to help us out. We appreciate everything Mickey did for us. Love and Hugs to you. Andy and Pamela Crowe
    Posted by Andy & Pamela Crowe on 01/17/2019 - 01:01 PM
    I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Ginna H. Wilson
    Posted by Virginia H Wilson on 01/17/2019 - 04:05 PM
    Rick so sorry for y'alls loss
    Posted by Peye garrett on 01/17/2019 - 07:35 PM
    Please know that our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. I knew Mickey both from when you lived (briefly) across the street from us on High St. in South Hill and also for many years as a valued customer when I was with Elec. Equip. Co. Mickey was a very good man and will be missed.
    Posted by Ron L Griggs on 01/24/2019 - 09:01 AM
    Dear Pat and family, So sorry to learn of Mickey's passing. I will always have fond memories of Loretta and I being with you and Mickey. Love and prayers, Temi
    Posted by Temi Diaz on 01/28/2019 - 10:10 AM
    Dear Pat, I have been trying to find your address. My card has come back to me twice. I just wanted you to know that your are in my thoughts and prayers. I was always grateful for your gentle care when grooming my dog many years ago. Peace be with you. Evelyn Lambert
    Posted by Evelyn M Lambert on 03/28/2019 - 08:45 AM

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    Richard Lee (Mickey) Whitmore, 85, of Kenbridge, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  He was born on November 28, 1933, to the late Floyd Gilliam Whitmore and Martha Scott Fitzgerald Whitmore.  He was predeceased by three sisters and three brothers.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Gaither Whitmore; his son, Richard Lee Whitmore, Jr. (Melva); his daughter, Martha Anne Whitmore Gilliam (Statham); and his two grandchildren, Elizabeth Sterling Gilliam Hedgepath (Capron) and Mary Patricia Gilliam.

    Mickey attended the University of Richmond through an Army (ROTC) program.  In his career with Rochester Button Company, he became the Vice President of Manufacturing, managing three factories in Virginia.  During his leadership, he patented many machines for his company, making the Kenbridge Plant the largest button factory in the world.

    Mickey was a member of the Kenbridge United Methodist Church, where the family will receive friends Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 1PM until start of services at 2PM. Burial will follow in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Kenbridge United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 926, Kenbridge, Virginia 23944. Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent at

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