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Heyward “Red” Herold Whitelaw, 91, of 100 Goldenrod Lane, Monterey, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at his home.
He was born Dec. 24, 1919, a son of the late Ernest and Juanita Herold Whitelaw.
Mr. Whitelaw was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. After serving in the military, he returned home and married Helen Wimer on Aug. 12, 1946. He worked with Carl Gutshall as a plumber, and then in 1969 started Whitelaw Plumbing, which lasted until 1995. Mr. Whitelaw was a member of Monterey United Methodist Church, Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4989 and Monterey Lions Club. In addition to his work, he will also be remembered for his love of golf.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Gentry; and a brother, E.B. Whitelaw.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen Whitelaw; a daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Lewis Wysong of Richmond; two sons, James Heyward Whitelaw and Ron Whitelaw, both of Monterey; seven grandchildren, Jamie Whitelaw and Brittany Whitelaw, both of Monterey, Matthew Whitelaw of Omaha, Texas, Aaron Whitelaw of Monterey, Adam Whitelaw of Staunton, Trevor Wysong of Greenbelt, Md. and Corey Wysong of Land O’ Lakes, Fla.; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Permelia Ann Jones of McDowell and Betsy Geserick and husband Harry of McLean; sister-in-law, Ruby Whitelaw of Harrisonburg; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 at Obaugh Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Davis officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Inurnment will be conducted at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey, Va., or Meals on Wheels, c/o Kelley Botkin, P.O. Box 117, Monterey, Va. 24465.
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