CLOVER -- William Clark Whitesides Sr., 90, of 3731 Woodstream Road, York, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, N.C.
Mr. Whitesides was born Nov. 7, 1917, in York County, S.C., to the late Raymond Thomas Whitesides and Finley Clark Whitesides Saine. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter. Mr. Whitesides worked for Holsum Baking Co. for 35 years and retired from MTS of Clover, S.C. His retirement years were spent farming, raising cattle and running errands for his wife, children and grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008, at M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Bryant and the Rev. Harry Bryant officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Memory Gardens.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ila Ruppe Whitesides of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Jerry Holliday of Clover; sons and daughters-in-law, William C. Jr. and Peggy Whitesides of Clover, Larry and Anna Whitesides of Clover and Kenneth and Wanda Whitesides of Clover; brother, Joseph Roy Whitesides of Gastonia, N.C.; grandchildren, Michael Whitesides, Kevin Whitesides, Julie Holliday, Jason Holliday, Nicholas Whitesides and Kristopher Whitesides; stepgranddaughter, Amy Faulkenberry; great-grandsons, Will and Graham Whitesides; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home and other times at the home of Carolyn and Jerry Holliday, 3685 Woodstream Road, York, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 5415 Highway 557, Clover, SC 29710; Gaston Hospice, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054; or to the charity of donors choice.
M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover is serving the family of Mr. Whitesides.