Robert Jerald Whitmire

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Jerald Whitmire, 80, of Simpsonville, SC, known affectionately as Jerry, on Friday, December 29, 2023. A devoted family man and veteran of the Air Force who bravely served during the Vietnam War, Jerry touched the lives of many with his warmth and kindness. 

Born in Fountain Inn, SC, Jerry earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, which paved the way for his successful career at Sealed Air Corporation.

Jerry is survived by his loving daughter, Sheri Renee Hoskins (Chuck), and son, Robert Jerald Whitmire Jr. (Tiffani). He leaves behind a legacy through his grandchildren, Katelyn Whitmire, Alex Whitmire, Abbey Fowler (Brent), Noah Hoskins, and a great-grandchild, Eagan James Fowler as well as other loved ones via extended family.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jerry Mae Whitmire, and son, Robert Allen Whitmire. In addition to his parent’s, Jerry joins his siblings Billy Whitmire, Joyce Smith, David Whitmire, and June Studstill in eternal rest.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home, 1150 North Main Street, Fountain Inn, SC. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 p.m. in the Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home Chapel.

As we bid farewell to Jerry, let us remember the strength of his spirit, the love he shared, and the impact he made on those fortunate enough to know him. May he find eternal peace and rest in the arms of the Divine.

Condolences to the family of Robert Jerald Whitmire

  • Charles Dyer
    5 months ago

    I’m so very sad to hear of Jerry’s passing, but I know he is rejoicing in the arms of our Savior and his beloved Geri who he cherished. As a co-worker at Cryovac Simpsonville, I always found Jerry to be thoughtful and caring of others. I was privileged to have known him and to call him my friend. May you rest in peace and forever in HIS arms.

  • Larry Estepp
    5 months ago

    Sorry to hear about Jerry I grew up with him in Fountain Inn we all had a great time growing up on the mill village and that was the good old days we used to go to his grandfather’s store on the village and play the pinball machines later on his dad ran the store

  • I am so very sad to hear about Jerry, He was my boss at Cryovac, the best boss I ever had. He and I were big SC fans in a world at Cryovac where Clemson people outnumbered us, we stuck together. My condolences to his family, he will be missed!

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