December 11 1929 July 21 2019
Melvin’s Obituary Melvin Posey Whitlow, known by his friends and family as Posey, passed away at his home Sunday, July 21, 2019. He was 89. Born on December 11, 1929 he was one of 17 children the late Belvie D. and Lera Maude Turner Whitlow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Marie Gilley Whitlow; infant son, Phillip Davis Whitlow; brothers, McGinnis and Gurnzie (who died in WWII), Leonard, Aaron, W.D., Kermit, Dennis, Ken, and Frankie Whitlow; and sisters, Lera Phillips and Mozelle Plaster. He will be deeply missed by his daughter Diane Clifton and her husband Jackie of Hosepasture; grandchildren, Megane Savage and her husband Shawn, and Kevin Paul Clifton; and great grandchild, Ella Marie. He will also be fondly remembered by his sisters, Polly Mason, Nancy Wyatt, Marie Roop and her husband Harry, Christine Kilby, Dare Kennett and her husband Jimmy, and sister-in-laws, Nancy Whitlow, Peggy Vaughn, and Freda Prillaman. Posey from DuPont after over 40 years of service. He was a founding member of Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Preston Ruritan Club and the Wildlife Club of Charity. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming; as well as, tending to his garden. Posey was also a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church. A funeral service will be conducted 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Pence officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Burial Park with rendering of Fire Department honors by Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department. The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested, that memorial contributions be made in Posey’s name to Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5232 Preston Rd, Martinsville, VA 24112 or Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department, 17815 A L Philpott Hwy., Ridgeway, Virginia 24148. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at roselawnchapelfuneralhome.com. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Melvin Posey Whitlow December 11 1929 July 21 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Martinsville, state: Virginia