White Sulphur Springs-Basil Leon Whited, 86, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 4, 2016, at his residence.
Born Dec. 8, 1929, in Webster County, he was a son of the late Basil Ray and Nelva Doris Robinson Whited.
Leon was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs, and was a Korean War Veteran. He also was a charter member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department and Rescue Squad, which he helped to start in 1959. He was also a member of Beaver Lick Hunting Club at Little Creek.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Stan and Dale Whited and two brothers, Red and Richard Whited.
Surviving are: his loving wife Rebecca at home; three sons, Mike Whited (Rose) of White Sulphur Springs, Alan Whited (Angie) of Ronceverte and Steve Whited (Shari) of Frankford; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and his loving dog, “Jake.” He was also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 6, at Mapledale Cemetery, Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs where Rev. Shari Stilgenbauer officiated. Visitation was at Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, Inc., 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901 and the Emmanuel United Methodist Church Building Fund. Special thanks to all his caregivers.