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William Edward Whitby, 72



William Edward Whitby, 72, of Huntersville went to be with his Lord on March 12, 2016. He was born on July 29, 1943 in Nottoway County, VA to the late William and Edna Whitby. Bill signed with the Minnesota Twins in June 1961 as a pitcher. He pitched 1963-65 with the Old Charlotte “Hornets”. He married “Miss Hornet” of 1964 in 1965 and she was his faithful wife of 50 years.

Survivors include his wife Donelle Ranson Whitby; sons, William Brian Whitby (Kim) of Huntersville and Kevin Hunter Whitby (Laura) of Charlotte; grandchildren, Delaney, Blakely and Davis; siblings, Ann Golden, Nancy Kerns and Elsie Shelton.

Memorials may be made to Huntersville A.R.P. Church, PO BOX 316, Huntersville, NC 28070 or Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E 7th St. Charlotte, NC 28204.

A memorials service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, March 19 at Huntersville A.R.P. Church with visitation to follow in the sanctuary.

James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com