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September 20, 1938 - June 6, 2018
Funeral services for Charles William Whitfield, age 79, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, formerly of Grenada, are at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Elliott Baptist Church Cemetery at Elliott, Mississippi.
Visitation is Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mortimer National Funeral Home.
Charles died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Nashville.
He was born on September 20, 1938 in Prentiss County, Mississippi and was the son of the late Paul Lee Whitfield and Ocie Jones Whitfield.
Charles was employed for 21 years by McRee Southern Farms as a plant manager. He also worked for Walmart as a manager in the milk department. He was a member of the Elliott Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Charles was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was an awesome papaw and loved his family.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Charles Terry Whitfield; two sisters, Nell and Opal; and two brothers, Gordon and Tommy.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Lancaster Whitfield of Murfreesboro; one granddaughter, Kristen Brooke (Michael) Potts; and one great-grandson, Kaden Tyler Potts.
Memorials may be made to the Elliott Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or to the donor’s choice of charity.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.