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“His journey completed, Gene's burden is lifted. We are left with the good will and love he sowed all his life, the same given to us by God and the...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Janyce & Ilir Tsungu

“We did not know Gene but as friends of Sandy we wish the family our deepest sympathy and condolences ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Ellis & Gerry Rosenberg - Fairfax, VA

“Dear Juanita, Sandy, and family: Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Whitt. Having grown up with Clyde's family then having...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Faye Henry - Bealeton, VA

“Dear Juanita and family, please accept our deepest sympathy at the passing of Gene. I was a member of the car pool many years ago that included...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Louis and Trudy Hall - SC

“So very sorry for your loss. Gene was a very special person and he will surely be missed by not only his family,but also by his many friends. ...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Alyce M. Whitt - Manassas, VA

“Dear Sandy & Eric, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of your father. I know words are not much comfort at a time like this. Please...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Deepak Negi - Family Friend

EUGENE (GENE) WHITT, 82 years old, of Manassas, Virginia passed away at home on January 21, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

Gene was born May 2, 1930 in Buchanan County, Virginia. At the age of 14, he started working for his Uncle Fleming on his farm. He worked in the coal mines for six months and then worked for the John Rowe Lumber Yard before moving to Prince William County in 1949 - he was glad to get out of the mountains so he could find work other than the coal mines. He worked at Potomac Yards in Alexandria, Virginia, then for Robert Taylor in his saw mill and operated the well drilling machine for many years. Then he went to work at VDOT in July 1959 as a mechanic where he retired in July 1991 after 32 years of dedicated service. Since he retired, he has enjoyed being an active member of Victory Gospel Church, Manassas where he served as a deacon. He also has enjoyed playing his guitar and going to the Senior Center in Woodbridge, Virginia where he taught others to play pool. He also enjoyed talking about the good ole days with family and friends. He has been playing gospel music for over 30 years, visiting nursing homes and other churches. He even played music to the inmates at the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia.

Gene was predeceased in death by five brothers, Clyde, Aldon, Garlon, Noah and Raymond Whitt and three sisters, Loney Johnson, Avinell Keen and Celie Whitt.

Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Juanita Anne McIntosh Whitt; three sons, Donald E. Whitt (Alyene) of Covington, Virginia, Daryl Whitt (Sue) of Warrenton, Virginia and Christopher E. Whitt (Kristina) of Woodbridge, Virginia; three daughters, Sandra K. Willt (Ric) of Centreville, Virginia, Susan Rene Harris (Dale) of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Lisa Berry (Michael) of Somerville, Alabama; 14 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren and another one on the way; one sister, Gladys Whitt Barbee of Manassas, Virginia; a special nephew, Leamon Wilson of Stafford, Virginia and hundreds of friends.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, Virginia. Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Victory Gospel Church, 9115 Weir Place, Manassas, Virginia with Pastor James Bowers officiating. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery, Manassas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 in loving memory of Gene Whitt.

Condolences may be sent to www.piercefh.com.

Funeral Home
Pierce Funeral Home
9609 Center Street Manassas, VA 20110
Tel. (703) 257-6028