Richard Yancey Whitmire


Last updated 10/21/2020 at 4:07pm

Richard Yancey Whitmire, 84, formerly of Transylvania County, passed away peacefully at his home in Omaha, Neb., Oct. 9, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Christine M. Whitmire, and is survived by his wife of 42 years, Frances; his brother, David M. Whitmire, of Brevard; children, Jennifer Hackett, Richard Whitmire, Tim Whitmire and Becky Whitmire from a previous marriage to Wilma Patterson; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Known as Yancey to his schoolmates, he graduated from Rosman High School in 1955, then jo...

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