October 6, 1952 - June 6, 2020
Mr. David A. Whitener, 67, passed away peacefully at his home in the Maple Hill Estates community of Conway on Saturday, June 6, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born October 6, 1952 in Beckley, WV, David is the son of Earl Whitener, Jr. and Bonnie Shuff Whitener of Beckley. He enjoyed a rewarding and fulfilling career in the cemetery and funeral industry and was on the speakers’ circuit for the National Cemetery Association, speaking at conferences across the nation. David received a lifetime achievement award from the Southern Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association and was past-president of the NC/SC Cemetery Association. He received a second lifetime achievement award from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. David was also instrumental in establishing insurance funded pre-arranged funeral policies in the state of WV. In addition to his long career, David was also an accomplished musician for over 50 years. His easy spirit and warm smile endeared him to everyone who knew him. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends and days spent with his furry pal Max. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 34 years, Robin S. Whitener; his sons, Lew (Carrie) Whitener of Beckley, WV, Eric (Kristian) Whitener of North Myrtle Beach, and Jeffrey (Charlene) Whitener of Conway; his granddaughter, Dakota Whitener, whom he loved beyond words, and to whom he was affectionately known as “Wolfie”; his parents, Earl and Bonnie Whitener of Beckley, WV; and his siblings Steve (Susie Kay) Whitener and Susan (Bryan) Belcher, both of Beckley, WV and Tim Whitener and Tom (Teresa) Whitener, both of Charleston, WV. Graveside services will be held at 12:00PM Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach, officiated by Rev. Lawrence Willoughby. The family will receive friends at the cemetery mausoleum one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made in David’s memory to a food bank in your local community. Please sign the online guest register at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family.
Mr. David A. Whitener, 67, passed away peacefully at his home in the Maple Hill Estates community of Conway on Saturday, June 6, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born October 6, 1952 in Beckley, WV, David is the son of Earl Whitener,... View Obituary & Service Information
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