Charles Eugene Wilhite

Charles Eugene Wilhite


Services for Charles Eugene Wilhite, 83, of Canton, were held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jack Thompson and Bro. Altos Womble officiating.  Interment followed in Haven of Memories.  Mr. Wilhite passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Canton.

He was born Oct. 18, 1933, in Fruitvale to William Charles and Nellie Gunter Wilhite. 

He was a member of the Midway Church of God.  He served two years in the Navy during the Korean War.  When he returned from the Navy, he was a truck driver for Red Ball Freight and Coca Cola for many years.  He served 21 years with the Canton Police Department and retired as a sergeant.  He enjoyed raising cattle on his Jumping W Ranch.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Cheryl Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Wilhite of Canton; two daughters and their husbands, Renee and Butch Childress, and Mary and Jack Thompson, all of Canton; eight grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Mark Smith of McKinney; sister, Ailene Hough of Grand Saline; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers were Mark Smith, Cody Childress, Clay Childress, Coy Childress, Chuck Thompson, Brian Butcher, Greg Whaley and Caleb Smith.