January 24, 1911 ~ July 4, 1998
He was the owner of United Chemical Co., and was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Scottish Rite. He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church.
He is survived by daughters, Betty Ellington, Nancy Auerbach, and Kay Gaddy Bryant; a son, John Thomas Whittemore; step-daughters, Gail Whiteside, Bonnie Robinson, and Beckie Harper; sisters, Lola Proffitt and Dare Smith; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. His son, J. Gudger Whittemore, Jr., died in 1989.
Memorials may be made to Eliada Home, PO Box 16708, Asheville, NC 28816.