Sammie D. Wilhite
DARLINGTON — Sammie Dee Wilhite, 92, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 10, at Mechanicsville Baptist Church with burial at Westover Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Ga. The family received friends Friday in the chapel at Mechanicsville Baptist Church.
Born April 16, 1928, in Rienzi, Miss., Sammie was the son of the late John Kelesy Wilhite and Goldie Ragan Wilhite.
He graduated from Osceola High School in Osceola, Ark., and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Sammie was owner and operator of Augusta Office Products for over 40 years.
He enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and loved spending time with children and animals. Sammie never met a stranger and greeted everyone at church and at the Presbyterian Community home in Florence, typically wearing a coat and tie.
He was a member of Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church in Augusta, Ga., Covenant Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, Ark., and was active at Mechanicsville Baptist Church.
Surviving are his stepson, Tommy (Christy) Jameson of Little Rock; step-daughter, Stephanie (Tom) Hazelwood of Delta, Colo.; stepgrandchildren, Robert Hazelwood of Delta, John (Jessica) Hazelwood of Dallas, Kauley Jameson of Chicago, Alycia Clare Jameson of Little Rock; and many nieces and nephews, especially in the Darlington area.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lila Mae Helms Wilhite; second wife, Clara Jameson Wilhite; brother, Troy Wilhite; sisters, Iris Thompson, Eva Mae Golden, Jamie Thompson, and Mary Frances Owens.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all the staff and caregivers of the Presbyterian Home and McLeod Hospice House.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Home, 2350 W. Lucas St., Florence, SC 29501; McLeod Hospice House, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502; or to Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Rd., Darlington SC 29532.
A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com