Mr. Charles Garth Whitsitt, 65, of Covington passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born in Holland, Michigan May 21, 1954 and moved to Oxford when he was 12 years old. Garth graduated from Newton County High School and on Aug. 4, 1973 married Deborah his high school sweetheart. He and Mrs. Whitsitt were married 46 years and together ran a successful business as petroleum distributors for 22 years. Garth was a devoted father, an avid outdoorsman, and an amateur weatherman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and just simply being one with nature; much like one of his favorite books, Walden. Garth was a man of great kindness and patience. He will be missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
Garth is survived by his wife Deborah Piper Whitsitt, his parents Maryann and Barry Whitsitt of Covington, his children Paige Oftedal and her husband Morten, of Covington, Megan Whitsitt, of Atlanta, his grandchildren Lily and Emma Oftedal his brothers Clark Whitsitt, of Covington, Todd Whitsitt and his wife Sonja, of Colorado, Derek Whitsitt and his wife Stacy, of Oxford, and Brook Whitsitt, of Madison along with many much loved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mr. Charles Garth Whitsitt will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Old Church, 1011 Wesley St., Oxford, GA 30054. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society online at www.cancer.org. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East St., SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guestbook may be signed online www.harwellfuneralhome.com.