Mack ‘June’ Whitsey
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2010 8:05 am
The Messenger, July 22, 2010
Completed arrangements area being announced for Mack “June” Whitsey, 88, of Union City, who died July 16, 2010, at Union City Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. A.E. McCadney officiating. Interment will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at Rawls Funeral Home in Union City Friday from 6-8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Ray McCadney, Robert Johnson, Jerome McElrath, Reggie Turner, Danny Smith, Davie Smith and George Bonds. Honorary pallbearers will be the laymen of the Obion River District.
He was born Aug. 6, 1921, in Woodland Mills, son of the late Ess and Maude (Gosby) Whitsey. He was the widower of Trudy Whitsey, whom he married June 18, 1950. She died April 29, 2008. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had been a member of the former St. John AME Church in Woodland Mills. He was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Union City, where he had served as church treasurer, chairman of the deacon’s ministry, a member of the senior choir and an honorary member of the United Male Chorus. He was also a member of the Obion County Laymen. He had retired from the former MTD in Martin, where he had worked as a security guard. He had also been employed at St. James Episcopal Church in Union City.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Haynes of St. Louis, several nieces and nephews and several foster children.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Curtis Chapman; three brothers, Joe Howard Whitsey, Norman Whitsey and Charlie Robert Whitsey; and two sisters, Essie May Carr and Annie Mae Roberson.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.