George Edward “Eddie” Whiteside, Sr., 89, of Buchanan, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019.

George Edward “Eddie” Whiteside, Sr., 89, of Buchanan, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Beulah Whiteside; and sisters Shirley Fitzgerald, Vivian Nicely and Jean Edwards.

He was a member of the former Cedar Bluff Baptist Church holding different positions over the years. He had retired from VDOT as assistant resident engineer with over 30 years of service. Prior to taking the position in Salem, he worked at the Lexington and Fancy Hill offices as maintenance superintendent. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 55 years, Edith Thompson Whiteside; son, Eddie Whiteside Jr.; daughters and son-in-law, Debbie and Roger Cadd and Patti Thomas; grandchildren, Brian and Heather Cadd and Tara and Michael Shanks; great-grandchildren Mina and William Cadd; siblings and spouses, Charlene and Lewis Falls; Dottie Whiteside; Emily and Richard Nuchols, and Phyllis and Roy Staton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Medi Home Hospice, especially Laura and Bridget for their loving care over the last several weeks.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 11, with services conducted at 2 p.m. in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home by the Rev. David Bane. Interment will follow in Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Heart Association.

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