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Edward Thomas Whitt
October 28, 1928 - January 18, 2020

Edward Whitt, 91 went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2020.  A lifelong resident of Poinsett, he was born on October 28, 1928 near the Craighead and Poinsett County line.  He was preceded in death by his father, William “Willie” Edgar Whitt: mother, Mary Magdiline Curton Whitt; brother Carl Edgar Whitt; and Wife, Betty Lou Parker Whitt.  He is survived by one son, Eddie Whitt; daughter-in-law Reba Whitt; granddaughter, Julia Anne Whitt all of Powhatan, Virginia.      Edward was a 1948 Graduate of McCormick High School and Korean War era Veteran and upon discharge from active duty served with the Army Reserve in Jonesboro for many years in A Battery (105mm), 4th Howitzer Battery.  He worked several years for E. Ritter and Company Hardware Store in Marked Tree and for Craighead Electric Cooperative in Jonesboro.  He went into business for himself in Trumann and was the owner of Ed’s Refrigeration and Appliance Service, until his retirement.  Edward served one term on the Trumann City Council as Alderman in the 1960’s.        The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  A celebration of life will follow at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Whitt officiating.  Interment will be at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in Birdeye, Arkansas on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.       In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the First Christian Church, 521 W. Main Street, Trumann, AR  72472. Online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net      

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January 23, 2020
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

January 23, 2020
06:00 AM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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Graveside Service

January 24, 2020

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery
3600 Hwy 163
Birdeye, AR 72314

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  1. judy curton, Corona CA says

    Edward was a wonderful man and great Christian. Edward and Betty were a beautiful couple and both will be missed. Every time we talked on the phone over the past couple of years, Edward left me laughing and with a smile on my face. It is comforting to me and all who loved him that he is in his heavenly home. Our love and thoughts to Eddie, Reba, and Julia. May God comfort them each day. Love, Judy Curton and Jennifer Fornaro

  2. wayne frazier, counce tn says

    he was a great man, neighbor, and friend he will be missed

  3. Herman floyd , Trumann says

    One of the best men I have ever met you will be missed

  4. Shirley Redd , Jonesboro says

    I am sorry for your loss Eddie. It is always hard to lose a father or any family member. Mine has been gone almost 20 years. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your former classmate. Shirley McClaughlin Redd.

  5. Etta whitt montgomery, Florida says

    Loved Him so much. So wish I could be with yall Love Cuz Etta

  6. Colleen W Richards, Foley Alabama 36535 says

    Ed and his wife, Betty, were both dear friends for many, many years! He will be truly missed, as she.

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