Jul 25, 2020

Boyce “Blondie” Whitmire Jr., born October 27, 1930 to Boyce Whitmire Sr. and Patricia Bean Whitmire died July 25, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kitty Lane who died in 1990 and two brothers, Pat and Jim.
Blondie is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Jeanette; two daughters, Patti Whitmire and Christi Craft and her husband Gene; a son, Tom Whitmire; two grandchildren, Dru Hyman and husband Alex and Beau Craft; two brothers, John Whitmire and his wife Jimmie Lynn and Bill Whitmire and his wife Louise; a sister, Sis Whitmire Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Whitmire and Pam Whitmire; two step-children, Gary Turner (Pat) and Dena Cosgrove (Jeff); four step-grandchildren; one step great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Hendersonville High School 1950 where he played Football, Basketball and Baseball, was the first freshman to play varsity football, played on the 1st and 2nd State Championship Basketball Team of HHS. He was awarded the High School Coach’s Cup, Most improved Senior, Co-Captain Basketball Team 1950, Captain Baseball Team All Blue Ridge Conference Basketball and Baseball- 1950.
He also graduated from Western Carolina University with a BS in Elementary Education, MA in Elementary Education and School Administration Scholarship in Basketball 1950-1951 and GI Bill 1956-1959.
Blondie was a member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville and was an active member of Dr. Jones Sunday School Class. He was also a Youth Baseball Coach and a member of the Scholarship Committee of the church.
He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post #77.
He was principal of the old Flat Rock Junior High School for seven years, the new Flat Rock Junior High for twenty years and retired in 1990.
He was a Life Member of the Hendersonville Elks Lodge #1616 for 44 years, was an Elk’s Lodge Youth Activity Chairman- twenty years, Elk’s Lodge Hoop Shoot Director- Local and District and the Elk’s Lodge Scholarship Committee.
He volunteered as a Special Olympic’s Helper, was on various committees at Fleetwood Plaza, was a Lake Hartwell Home Owner’s Association President, member of the Laurel Park Civic Association Board of Directors and a Selective Service System Board Member.
He was a co-founder of the Romeo Breakfast Club.
Blondie loved all sports, was a huge Clemson Fan and member of the Clemson University IPTAY. He also enjoyed resting at Lake Hartwell and was a lifelong fisherman.
A private family funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, July 31st at the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville.
The funeral will be videoed and shown on YouTube one hour after the service. Go to YouTube.com and search FBCHNC and you will find it there.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Henderson County Education Foundation, PO Box 1267, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.