Bennie Thomas Whitworth, age 82 of Spencer, Tennessee passed from this life on Monday, September 11, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Bennie was born Monday, October 15, 1934 in Crain Holler, Tennessee, he was the son of the late John Floyd Whitworth and the late Josie Mayfield Whitworth.
Bennie is survived by his:
wife - Brenda Sue Minton Whitworth
3 daughters - Shirley Simmons and husband AR of Spencer
Peggie Blair and husband Randall of Spencer
Marilyn Potter and George Fowler of Jamestown
4 step-children - Gina Lewis, Rhonda Minton, Barry Rogers, and Kelly Sue Rogers
37 great grandchildren
1 great great grandchild
5 sisters - Lillie Smith of McMinnville
Deamie Moody of Rocky River
Jenny Hillis of Rocky River
Lorena Snider of Indiana
Joyce Glover of Baldwin Park, CA
3 sister-in-laws - Claudene Whitworth of Quebeck
Eva Minton of Dunlap
Shirley Minton of Dunlap
many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.
In addition to his parents, Bennie was preceded in death by a son Jerry Whitworth, 4 brothers EL, John Floyd Jr., Joe, and Wayne Whitworth, and a sister Mae Gibbs.
A Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday at Spencer Funeral Home with Nathan Haynes, Darrell Nance, and Tom Farmer officiating. Interment will be in McGlothen Cemetery, Dunlap, TN.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Spencer Funeral Home, 16000 Hwy 111 N., Spencer, Tennessee.
Online condolences may be made to the family at spencerfuneralhome.net