PETERSBURG – Jarred Whitehurst, a 35-year-old carpenter from Petersburg, left this world on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, to rest with the master carpenter.
He was the son of Lorelei and Delbert, born to them on May 10, 1973. He graduated from Williamsville High School in 1991. Early in his life, he went to work for Smith Hardwood Products where he learned the trade that he loved. He later was employed by O’Shea Builders for a number of years. His current employer was Memorial Medical Center. Examples of Jarred’s work can be seen all over the Springfield area, from the historical Lincoln’s Home, the State Capitol, the Dana Thomas House, the Crown Plaza, to the Motherhouse for the Third Order of the Sisters of St. Francis. He loved to camp, fish and be with his family and friends. He was always ready to reach out to those who needed help, no matter the weather or time of day.
He is survived by his wife, Terry; his daughter, Caitlyn; and his son, Dayton; his father, Delbert; his mother, Lorelei Bumpus; his stepfather, James Bumpus; his sister, Darcie Whitehurst; his stepsisters, Deana Coady and Glenda Huston; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; his grandfather, Gordon Wilson; and grandmothers, Beverly Jones and Shirley Nash.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Staab Funeral with funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Gifford officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Whitehurst Family Fund at INB.