He was born July 27, 1921, in Rabun County to the late Andy and Ethel Speed Whitmire. He was a rancher, worked at seed and feed stores and was a farmer. Slim could do most anything. He was a member of Taylor’s Chapel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Mamie Lee Whitmire; a son, Larry Whitmire; two grandsons, David Lee Whitmire and Anthony Burrell; and three sisters, Lavina Dixon, Lucy Thompson and Frances Dixon.
Survivors include: four sons, Buddy Whitmire (Delila) of Rabun Gap, David Whitmire (Judith) of Clayton, the Rev. Bobby Whitmire (Sharon) of Dahlonega and Ronald Whitmire of Tiger; two daughters, Catherine Burrell and Susan Burrell (the Rev. Thomas), both of Clayton; a very special granddaughter and caregiver, Melissa “Lizard’’ Burrell White of Clayton; a sister, Mildred Southards of Mountain City; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Jerry Whitmire; and a sister-in-law, Athelene Waters.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with the Revs. Marty Kilby, Chris York and Thomas Burrell (a very special son-in-law) officiating. Burial followed at Timpson Cove Cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 653, Clayton, GA 30525 to aid in funeral expenses.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.