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Edward L. (Whit) Whitmore Sr.

Nashville - Born in Tipton County, Tennessee on January 17, 1932 to James and Rachael Whitmore, Edward grew up in Stanton, TN and attended Carver High School in Brownsville, TN. After completing high school, he entered the military where he served in the Korean War and received an honorary discharge. After leaving the military, Edward attended Tennessee A&I State University. In 1955 he married Patricia Flowers and to that union, three sons were born. It was in 1965, he opened his first business Phillips 66 filling station on Jefferson Street and operated it until 1970. In 1969, he opened North Nashville Auto Parts and operated that business until his retirement in 1998.

Ed was elected to the office of Councilman for the 21st district in Nashville, TN in 1999. As councilman, he lead the renovation of the Hadley Park gymnasium and the installation of the indoor tennis courts as well as many capital improvements throughout his district. He served as councilman until 2007.

Edward was a faithful member of the Schrader Lane Church of Christ for more than twenty years, where he served on various committees. The Buildings and Grounds committee being one of his favorites.

Edward is survived by sons Edward L. Jr. (JoAnn) of Irving TX, Walter F., of Nashville, TN, and Carlton C., of Harlem, NY; granddaughters Jacquelyn and Danielle Whitmore, grandson Tarik J. Whitmore; sisters Sarah Louise Howard (Samuel), of Acworth, GA; Viola Degraffenried, Buffalo, NY; brother Ernest Whitmore of Mason, TN and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 18th at Lewis and Wright Funeral Directors of Nashville, TN., from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. Celebration of Life ceremony to be held on Monday, March 19th at Schrader Lane Church of Christ, 1234 Schrader Lane, with visitation starting at 11:00am; Kappa A Psi Fraternity, Inc ceremony at 11:40am and funeral services immediately following.

Celebration of Life ceremony to be held on Monday, March 19th at Schrader Lane Church of Christ, 1234 Schrader Lane, with visitation starting at 11:00am; Kappa A Psi Fraternity, Inc ceremony at 11:40am and funeral services immediately following. Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors 615-255-2371

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  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Lewis and Wright Funeral Directors
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. The loss of a loved one is often quite challenging but the memories of them and our hope to see them again can bring comfort and joy.
    ~ Shonda Y. Lewis   Atlanta, GA
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Long loved,,Forever missed.
    ~ Patici Whitmore-Kendall   Baltimore, MD
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018
    Pleas take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit our website at: JW.ORG
    ~ Tricia
  • Monday, March 19, 2018
    We will miss you, Chester and Rochelle
    ~ Rochelle Lancaster   Nashville, TN
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
    My thoughts are with you and the family and how death robs us of our loved ones. Jehovah God has promised to remove death, sickness, and pain from the earth and reunite us with our loved one on a cleansed earth in the future. (Revelation 21:4; John 5:28,29; John 17:3; Psalms 83:18)  In the meantime you can be sure that God understands how you feel now! The Bible assures us: "He is healing the brokenhearted ones, And is binding up there painful spots." Psalms 147:3
    ~ Dolon Peete