Harold Whitney Bohannon,
Harold Whitney Bohannon,
  • March 5, 1923 - August 11, 2017
  • Richmond, Virginia

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Harold Whitney Bohannon, Sr. of Richmond, Virginia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, August 11, 2017 at the age of 94. Whitney was preceded in death by his parents, J. Ellis Bohannon Jr. and Josephine O. Bohannon of Richmond and sister, Glenna Huzek of Richmond. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Elizabeth P. Bohannon of Richmond; and one son, Harold Jr. (Vonnie) of Williamsburg; one granddaughter, Amy of Mathews; one grandson, Robb (Erin) of Midlothian; three great-granddaughters, Whitney, Heidi and Charlotte along with a sister, Betty Jo Deaver of Richmond. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Whitney was a lifelong Christian and very active in his churches. He was a veteran of World War II, having served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was a 72-year Masonic veteran and member of Manchester Masonic Lodge No. 14 and Varina Masonic Lodge No. 272. He enjoyed woodworking and used this talent to make numerous items for the Masonic Home of Virginia and his great-granddaughters. Whitney will be remembered as a humble, loving, caring, Christian family man who was always ready to help those in need. The family will receive visitors Wednesday, August 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where services will be held Thursday, August 17, at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Maury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Masonic Home of Virginia, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be conveyed at www.NelsenRichmond.com.