<strong><img class=" wp-image-33954 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/08\/Robert-Whiting-obit.jpg" alt="" width="184" height="245" \/>White Sulphur Springs<\/strong>-Robert Beard \u201cBob\u201d Whiting passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at the age of 92.\r\n\r\nBob was born on Aug. 17, 1925, at Maxwelton to Thomas G. and Essie F. (Beard) Whiting.\r\n\r\nHe was a lifelong resident of Greenbrier County, a place he was always proud to call home. After graduating from Renick High School in 1943, he served in The Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He was a member of the U.S. invasion force on Iwo Jima and the occupation force on mainland Japan. He received a Purple Heart for his service there. After the war, he returned home to start his working life, both as a farmer and an auctioneer. He later served as Riding Master at The Greenbrier Hotel for 26 years, retiring in 1988.\r\n\r\nBob married Betty Robin Callison in 1947, and they resided in White Sulphur Springs from 1963 until her death in 2009. Bob has two sons; Richard Mark Whiting of Saint Louis, MO, and Robert Thomas Whiting of Charlotte, NC. His daughter-in-law is Jeanne (Kidd) Whiting, wife of Richard. He has two grandchildren from Richard\u2019s family, Mark Whiting and Jennifer Whiting Drury (Lawrence Drury). He also has two great-grandchildren, Tripp Drury and Aurora Drury, the children of Jennifer and Lawrence. Thomas Whiting\u2019s longtime girlfriend, Yvonne Bean; Yvonne\u2019s daughter, Sara Bergstrom; and Yvonne\u2019s grandson, Austin, were all very close to Mr. Whiting.\r\n\r\nBob is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, living in Greenbrier County and points beyond.\r\n\r\nBob was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs, where he served in various leadership roles over the years.\r\n\r\nBob was a humble and happy man, who never met a stranger. He was extremely proud of his family, his friendships and his country. The memories of Bob Whiting and his legacy will continue to be cherished by all who knew and loved him.\r\n\r\nFuneral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs, where Pastors Brent Sturm and Charles Feury officiated. Burial with military honors followed at Greenbrier Memorial gardens in Lewisburg.\r\n\r\nThe family received friends Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, at the funeral home in White Sulphur Springs.\r\n\r\nPlease send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.