Mr. Lauriston Keith Whittle

  • Born: August 7, 1921
  • Died: November 4, 2011
  • Location: Columbia, South Carolina

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Mr. Lauriston "Keith" Whittle

COLUMBIA A private graveside service for Lauriston Keith Whittle, 90, will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November, 7, 2011, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2011, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
Mr. Whittle died Friday, November 4, 2011. Born in Aiken County on a farm near Williston, he was a son of the late Curtis Columbus and Effie Wise Whittle.
A 1948 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, he was a member of the American and South Carolina Bar Associations. He was founder and owner of Whittle's Real Estate and Insurance in Williston. He practiced law there from 1951 to 1991 and continued as a real estate broker until retirement in 2003. He moved to Columbia in 2004 with Anne, his beloved wife of 57 years.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II (1942-1946), he was well known and respected for his leadership and civic service, especially in the Barnwell County area. He was a member and former Adjutant and Commander of the American Legion, a member of the Jaycees and first president and charter member of the Williston Lions Club. In addition, he was first president of the Blue Devils Booster Club formed to advance local athletics and first president of the Williston Progressive Association designed to attract industry to the area. He was named Businessman of the Year by the Barnwell County Chamber of Commerce in 1986.
Mr. Whittle was an Affiliate Member of Shandon United Methodist Church in Columbia and a life-long member of Williston United Methodist Church where he served in various leadership capacities. He was a former chairman of the church's Administrative Board and Finance Committee and often served as teacher for the Ruth Rogers Sunday School class.
The life of Mr. Whittle was defined by his steadfast faith to God and country, his devotion to family and loyalty to friends, his firm commitment to community service and his extraordinary work ethic. His quick wit and generous nature, sense of honor and indomitable spirit was an inspiration to all who knew him.
Surviving are his wife, Anne Baker Black Whittle of Columbia; two daughters, Susan Anne Whittle Watts of Columbia, Lauri Keith Whittle Edwards of Hendersonville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Anne Baker Watts of Myrtle Beach, William Finch Watts of Columbia, Luke Allen Edwards Jr. and Meredith Keith Edwards, both of Hendersonville. He was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Whittle Ritter Wise; brothers, Rudolph "Rye", Curtis Columbus "Jake", Minnick Quincy, Herbert Tillman and Freddie Fellows Whittle.
Memorials may be made to Williston UMC, 6030 Springfield Road, Williston, SC 29853, Shandon UMC, 3407 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29201 or a charity of one's choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Anne, I am so very glad that Ray Kightlinger and I talked to Keith and you about ten days ago and shared Sunday School Class memories. Of course , you may also recall that Keith and I go a long way back . I was hired to his position when Keith left CW Haynes to go back home to Williston !!! We kept in touch all these years , aren't friendships wonderful.

Love and my God's peace give you strength during the coming months. Jim

Posted by Jim Barber - Columbia, SC - friend   November 13, 2011

We were saddened to learn of Keith's passing.

Posted by Thomas and Carol Stork    November 08, 2011

My deepest sympathy, Mr Whittle was my dad's (Jack Roberts) best friend and I know they are both back together again in Heaven enjoying breakfast together and laughing and sharing stories. Mr Whittle will be missed but not forgotten

Posted by Frank Roberts - Windsor, SC - Friend   November 07, 2011

My Dear friend Lauri,
Our hearts are hurting for you. I pray that the Lord will give you and your Mother and Sister comfort and peace in the days ahead.
We pray for Luke and Meredith that they may be comforted as they experience the loss of their beloved Grandfather.
May God bless you all and keep you.
Much Love,
Dawn, Jonathan, Katie, Caroline and Lauren Temple

Posted by Dawn Temple    November 07, 2011

Mrs. Anne,
Mr. Keith was such a kind and wonderful man. His friendship brought so much joy to Daddy (Jack) for so many years. We are all saddened by his passing. We pray for your comfort and peace during this most difficult time.

Posted by Trey and Susan Roberts Bell & Family - Aiken, SC   November 06, 2011

Anne, I am sorry for your loss. Keith meant a lot to Jack and me. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, even though I am unable to be there. May you find peace and comfort in God's unending love.

Posted by Barbara Roberts - Windsor, SC   November 06, 2011

OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ==

WE WILL MISS HIS PLESANT MANNER, E/MAILS
AND GREAT PERSONALITY..

Posted by GUY AND MILDRED SUTER - BARNWELL , SC - FRIEND FOR "MANY YEARS"   November 06, 2011

ANNE AND SUSAN AND FAMILY...OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND AM GOING TO MISS TALKING TO HIM IN THE BREEZEWAY AND AT THE POOL...IF I CAN DO ANYTHING PLEASE LET ME KNOW...BOB AND MARIE PRICE...11-6-11.

Posted by ROBERT PRICE - COLUMBIA, SC - FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR   November 06, 2011

Mrs. Whittle, Susan and Lauri,
I was sad to see of Mr. Whittle's passing. Our family thought so much of all of you and especially all the years Mom worked for Mr. Keith. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Brownie Smith Hart and Bill Hart

Posted by Brownie Smith Hart - Blythewood, SC   November 06, 2011

Candle

Keith's love and service for Williston Methodist Church are my strongest memories of my family church. Just as I remember Daddy's service, Keith was just as big a part of that family to me. Anne, Susan, and Laurie, you too, are part of that family and my thoughts and prayers are with you each during this time. Keep the wonderful memories of Keith close to your heart and he will be with you always.

Posted by Debbie Morrow Davis - Dearing, GA - Friend   November 06, 2011

Mrs. Anne and girls,

I am so sorry for Uncle Keith's passing. I am so glad that I was able to visit with you all last summer when June, Mary, and I were there together. We had so many good times when we were young and as teenagers. Uncle Keith would drive us to the out-of -town football games on Friday night. I will see you on Monday.
With all my love,
Linda

Posted by Linda Burkhalter - North Augusta, SC - Friend of the family   November 06, 2011

To Lauri and family.
So many blessings and prayers coming your way. You have to know that your dad is now at peace and in such a much better place.
Love to all of you
Michele

Posted by Michele Steppe - Hendersonville, NC - friend   November 06, 2011

The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends sincere condolences to the family of Mr. L. Keith Whittle.

Posted by David Hardee - Columbia, SC   November 05, 2011


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I use to always look forward to when I would come home to visit for the weekend getting to go to Williston with my dad (Jack)to meet up with Mr Whittle for breakfast and just get to sit there and talk and mainly listen to all the stories that would be told was just a honor to get to listen to the 2 greatest men I had the privilege of knowing. Mr Whittle will be greatly missed but never forgotten