Walter Whitmore, 64 of Little Rock, died Saturday, December 31 at his home.
Walter was born January 20, 1952 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas to Luther Whitmore Sr. and Johnnie Bell-Whitmore.
Walter was a lifelong member of Trice Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Cotton Plant. In recent years, he and his family had been attending Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Brinkley. He enjoyed attending Faith Temple, and even served as the church’s maintenance person.
Walter received his education from the Cotton Plant Public School System. He was a 1970 graduate of Cotton Plant High School.
“Whit” “Lottie” “JJ” or “ ”Pops” as Walter was affectionately known by friends and family, worked at Chrysler Mack Stamping Plant in Detroit, Michigan for 10 years, before returning to Brinkley, Arkansas where he worked for Brinkley Motors for 2 years. He later moved to Little Rock and worked at J.A. Fair High School for 2 years and work part time at Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Later, he worked at Pulaski County Special School District as a Master Carpenter for more than 20 years before forced retirement due to a motor vehicle accident.
Walter lived his life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing, cook outs with family and friends, working on cars and houses and gardening. He and his family raised vegetable gardens every year. He enjoyed the sports of Boxing and Wrestling. He was also an avid fan of Gospel and Blues music. His favorite artists were Lee Williams, Slim and the Supreme Angels, and Clarence Carter
His parents, three brothers: Chester Whitmore, James Whitmore, Ocie Burrows and Julius Anderson all preceded Walter in death.
Survivors are: his wife of 35 years, Carolyn Palmer-Whitmore of Little Rock, AR; four sons: Reggie (Jamie) Whitmore of Currie, NC; Terry (Geraldina) Dobbins-Whitmore of Wallace, NC; Tyrone Harris and DarVell Harris both of Little Rock, AR; three daughters: LaShell (Clarence Jr.) Horton of Brinkley, AR; Toya (Michael) Askew of San Antonio, TX; and Shaniel Betts of Cincinnati, OH two brothers: Carl Whitmore of East St. Louis, Ill; Luther (Portia) Whitmore Jr. of Florissant, MO; three sisters: Patsy Raymond, Janie (Dale) Hollister and Dorothy Whitmore all of Cotton Plant, AR; a sister in law Minnie Whitmore of Oakland MS; nineteen grandchildren, eight grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Friday, January 6, 2017
6 Until 8 PM
Branscumb Funeral Home Chapel
911 Norh Main Street
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Faith Temple Church of God in Christ
719 North New Orleans
Elder Larry Dixon- Officiant
Cotton Plant, Arkansas