Jan. 2, 1927 – Dec. 4, 2020
A graveside service was Dec. 10, 2020, at Woodlawn Cemetery for Oliver Quinn Whittington, 93, of Columbia, who died Dec. 4, 2020, Rev. Millard Moak officiating.
Whittington died Dec. 4, 2020. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and very active in the American Legion of Tylertown, serving as Commander. Whittington had a full career as a supervisor offshore with Transocean. Oliver was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia. He enjoyed working his small farm in Tylertown and caring for his cattle. He continued to keep busy and could be seen regularly at craft fairs selling items he had fabricated.
Whittington was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Betty Whittington; his father, Oliver Whittington, Sr.; and his mother, Mae Whittington Lee.
He is survived by one daughter, Ann Joly, of Covington; one son, Sam Q. Whittington, of Littleton, Colo.; one brother, John H. Lee; one sister, Betty Marie Breeland; three granddaughters, Jessica Cook (Rodney), Tara Quave (Trey), Bettsy Whittington MD; one grandson, Brad Whittington; four great-granddaughters, Paige, Rebecca, Whitney, Tessa; and one great-grandson, Elijah.
Pallbearers were Sam Q. Whittington, Brad Whittington, Trey Quave, Chris Turnage, Randy Dyess, Danny Culliver, Morris Sweat, and Howard Thompson.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hathornfuneralhome.com