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Larry Lee “Bear” Whiteside, 62

Larry Lee “Bear” Whiteside, 62

Larry Lee “Bear” Whiteside, 62, of Fletcher died on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Mission Hospital. He was born November 21, 1955 in Buncombe County; a son of the late Claude Charles and Genevieve Arlene Varney Whiteside. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Laura Webber.

He was a loving husband, father, and friend. He had resided in Henderson County for 18 years. A well known and respected mechanic, he owned and operated Bear’s Road Service. He enjoyed the outdoors and drag racing.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Geneva Darlene Whiteside. He is also survived by two sons: Shannon Whiteside and his wife Susan and Wesley Whiteside and his wife Angie. His two brothers: Dean Whiteside and his wife Donna and David Whiteside and his wife Pam. One sister, Kathy Cannaday; eleven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and his four legged friend, “Chloe”.

The graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Cody Sturgill officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Mr. Whiteside’s memory be made to The American Heart Association, 128 South Tryon Street, Ste. 1588, Charlotte, NC 28202 or The Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd, Suite 300 Frisco, TX 75034.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.