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Mr. Garth Whitsitt, age 65, of Covington passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born in Holland, Michigan on May 21, 1954 and moved to Oxford, GA when he was 12 years old. Garth graduated from Newton County High School and on August 4, 1973 married Deborah his high school sweetheart. He and Mrs. Whitsitt were married 46 years and together ran a successful business as petroleum distributors for 22 years. Garth was a devoted father, an avid outdoorsman, and an amateur weatherman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and just simply being one with nature; much like one of his favorite books, Walden. Garth was a man of great kindness and patience. He will be missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
Garth is survived by his wife Deborah Piper Whitsitt, his parents Maryann and Barry Whitsitt of Covington, his children Paige Oftedal and her husband Morten of Covington, Megan Whitsitt of Atlanta his grandchildren Lily and Emma Oftedal his brothers Clark Whitsitt of Covington, Todd Whitsitt and his wife Sonja of Colorado, Derek Whitsitt and his wife Stacy of Oxford, and Brook Whitsitt of Madison along with many much loved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mr. Charles Garth Whitsitt will be held at 2 o’clock, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Old Church, 1011 Wesley Street, Oxford, GA 30054. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society on line at www.cancer.org. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guest book may be signed on-line www.harwellfuneralhome.com.