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Ronald Wayne Whitler

April 8, 1961 ~ July 18, 2021 (age 60)


Ronald Wayne Whitler, 60, affectionately known as “Coke Man”, for his years of service at Coca-Cola, gained his angel wings on Sunday, July 18, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.


He is preceded in death by his mother, Louise Potter; his father Donald Whitler; two sister, Barbara Williams and Brenda Faucette, and a wife of 33 years, Deborah Whitler.


He is survived by his loving wife, who stood by his side until the end, Debra Carter Whitler. He also leaves behind three children, Stephanie Swinson (Randy) of Kinston, Scottie Whitler of Deep Run and Jonathan Whitler of Jacksonville. Five grandchildren, Joshua Tapp, Kelli Barker, Stephen Whitler, James Whitler, Dawson Whitler, and Anastasia Nance-Whitler and one great grandchild, Brayden Waters. Brothers, Rick Whitler of Charlotte, Kenny Potter of Albertson, Kurt Whitler of Iowa and Roy King of Alabama.


He loved his animals, Spiderman, Brandy, Midnight, and Tigger.


Special thanks to Richard and Liz Parker, Mary Ann Dawson, Craig West, Debbie and Donnie Taylor and countless others who he loved and who loved him.


Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2021 at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Pink Hill with Richard Parker officiating.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Pruitt Health-Farmville at 4351 S. Main Street Farmville, NC 27828.

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Graveside Service
July 23, 2021

2:00 PM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Pink Hill

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