Aubrey Clayton WhittNorth Little Rock, AR, 1924 - 2018 1comment
His work on earth complete, AUBREY CLAYTON WHITT, 93, of North Little Rock, transitioned home to his Lord and Savior February 10, 2018, and was joyously reunited with the love of his life-his wife of over 72 years, Marie. Born in Roland, November 12, 1924, to parents Virgil and Cassie Whitt.
Aubrey was the oldest of 11 siblings. He graduated from Joe T. Robinson High School and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1943. A gifted baseball and softball player, Aubrey coached the first Burns Park baseball team (Levy Cubs) and spent years coaching both his boys' baseball teams. After coaching, he served as Treasurer of Burns Park Baseball Association for a number of years. He turned to golf as his passion after he hung up his bat and glove.
He was a founding member of Faith Baptist Church in North Little Rock and one of the first Boy Scout Masters of Troop 133, also in North Little Rock (Levy). In recent years, he attended Remount Baptist Church in North Little Rock.
Aubrey worked for the Federal Reserve Bank for 43 years, retiring as Human Resources and Administration Director. He was a 32nd degree Mason and lifetime member of the Roland Lodge.
Aubrey was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife, infant brother, William, brother, Virgil Jr., sisters, Phyllis and Kay, daughter-in-law, Beverly and infant grandson, Jon Derrick. Left to treasure his memory are his sons, Danny (Ann) and Bill (Janet); grandchildren, David (Tracye), Heather (John), James (Erin) and Nathan (Amy); great-grandchildren, Preston, Clayton, Aaron, Peyton, Lillian, Griffin and Madilyn: and great great-granddaughter, Gia. He is also survived by his brothers Wayne, Larry and Russell; sisters Oma, Virginia Lee and Linda; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Gean of First Choice Senior Care and Arkansas Hospice. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark. 72116 (501-791-7400) with Pastor Gene Tanner officiating. Burial will be at 12 noon, Friday, February 16, 2018 at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.
Published February 13, 2018
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