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John Robert "JR" Whitt of Lookout Valley passed away January, 11, 2022 at the age of 75 years. John was born in Athens, Ala. (1946), raised with seven siblings in Huntsville, Ala., and moved to Chattanooga in 1967. John was employed at Sherman & Reilly, Inc. for 44 years until his retirement as Senior Vice President.

John was preceded in death by his son John Anthony Whitt; his parents, Ervin and Mary Whitt; and siblings Edward (b), Larry (b), Sue (s), and Wanda (s). He is survived by his sons Sean (and Sally) Whitt of St. Louis, Mo., Trey Burger of Trenton, Ga., sisters Shirley (and Bob) Blackwell of Southside, Ala., Pat Pendergraph (and Sam) of Greensboro, N.C., and Mary Ann Bright of Columbia, Ala.. John was a loving and fun grandfather (Hunter, Riley, Sam) and uncle to several nieces \ nephews.

Visitation services will be conducted 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., EST, Saturday, Jan. 15 at Chattanooga Memorial Funeral Home in Tiftonia at 144 Browns Ferry Road Chattanooga, Tenn. 37419. Private burial will be held at Valhalla Cemetery in Huntsville, Ala.

Arrangements by Chattanooga Memorial Funeral Home (423) 591-7777