Harry Smith Whitesell Sr., 86, of Route 2, Belington, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 6, at his home.
He was born May 1, 1926, at Penns Grove, N.J., a son of the late Benjamin and Elsie (Shimp) Whitesell.
On Nov. 30, 1946, he married the former Eleanor Mae Wiley, who survives at Belington.
Also surviving are two sons, Harry Smith Whitesell Jr. and wife, Shirley J., of Belington, and William David Whitesell and wife, Nancy, of Bear, Del.; one brother, Joseph "Jim" Whitesell of Pennsville, N.J.; three grandsons, Harry Whitesell III, PhD, and wife, Liyan Miao, of Sunnyvale, Calif., Michael Todd Whitesell JD, LLM, and wife, Krystal Thomas DPT, of Morgantown, and Donald Whitesell and wife, Stephanie, of Mullica Hill, N.J.; three great-grandchildren, Nathan Whitesell of Morgantown, Luke Whitesell of Sunnnyvale, Calif., and Addison Ruth Whitesell of Mullica Hill, N.J..
Mr. Whitesell retired from Dupont Chemical Corp., where he was a chemical operator. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Field Artillery, and he was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, from Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave. in Belington.
The Rev. Tim Bleigh will officiate, and interment will follow in Barbour Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 until 9 p.m. today and from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday.
Schoonover- Stemple Funeral Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.