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Mr. John Evans Witherspoon, 73, departed this earthly journey on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He was born April 16, 1946 in Bennettsville, SC to the late John Walter Witherspoon and Blanche Nettles Witherspoon. He was also preceded in death by one son, Johnny (aka J. Doug) Witherspoon; two brothers, Albert Witherspoon and Morris Witherspoon.

He was educated in the Blenheim Public School System. He held several different types of employment such as a factory worker, cook, cab driver and he was employed by the City of High Point in the Water Plant.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his first wife of 20 years,  Martha Witherspoon; their three children, Johnny, Vicki, Toni whom he cherished dearly; daughter, Angela Purdie; his second wife, Ola Barbara Watson Witherspoon; their children, Aaron Watson, Shannon Watson and Brittany Watson whom he loved and cherished; three sisters, Brenda Nelson of Bennettsville, SC, Debra (Cyrus) Bittle and Martha (James) Breeden both of High Point, NC; three brothers, James Witherspoon of Bennettsville, SC, Elijah Witherspoon and Zannie Witherspoon both of High Point, NC; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; special friend, Gina Nooks Jacobs; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 3:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.



 



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  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    I knew John for many decades. A caring friend who loved his fellow human beings... and sports, in particular. We talked about basketball and the Carolina Panthers. I will miss John greatly. God bless his family at this time.
    ~ Joseph T McGhee Jr   High Point, NE
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    My dearest Uncle will be missed dearly! I’ll miss your laugh and smile! Thank you for your love and time with me and my son Kingston. ❤️
    ~ Catrina Rouse   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    I will truly miss my Dad i am glad to have been apart of his life he said I was a Daddy's Girl He just know who to call when he needed help I was always there for him I know that he is not suffering anymore he is in Heaven watching over me and my Family ❤️💔😂
    ~ Toni Witherspoon   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    I will truly miss my Dad i am glad to have been apart of his life he said I was a Daddy's Girl He just know who to call when he needed help I was always there for him I know that he is not suffering anymore he is in Heaven watching over me and my Family ❤️💔😂
    ~ Toni Witherspoon   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    I will truly miss my Dad i am glad to have been apart of his life he said I was a Daddy's Girl He just know who to call when he needed help I was always there for him I know that he is not suffering anymore he is in Heaven watching over me and my Family ❤️💔😂
    ~ Toni Witherspoon   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    I will truly miss my Dad i am glad to have been apart of his life he said I was a Daddy's Girl He just know who to call when he needed help I was always there for him I know that he is not suffering anymore he is in Heaven watching over me and my Family ❤️💔😂
    ~ Toni Witherspoon   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    I will truly miss my Dad i am glad to have been apart of his life he said I was a Daddy's Girl He just know who to call when he needed help I was always there for him I know that he is not suffering anymore he is in Heaven watching over me and my Family ❤️💔😂
    ~ Toni Witherspoon   High Point, NC