Janice Carol Dempsey Whitlock, 76, of Oak Hill, WV passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV.
Born June 05, 1944, in Minden, WV she was the daughter of the late Wallace James and Frances Louise Shumaker Dempsey.
Janice worked for 50 years as an Insurance Agent, focusing mostly on the energy sector and working with the various coal companies in the area. She was a loyal member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, Treasurer of the Woodland Oaks Garden Club, loved landscaping at her house planting flowers and shrubs, playing bridge with her friends, and loved spending time with her grandchildren whenever they visited.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 50 years, William “Butch” Whitlock, Jr., married June 11, 1966. She was also preceded by her brother, Jack.
Those left to cherish her memory include her loving son, Stephen Douglas Whitlock (Mary); grandchildren, Riley Frances Whitlock, and Bridget Mary Whitlock; step grandson, Daniel Wickens; siblings, Gerald, Ruth, Brenda, Roger, Wally, and Linda.
There will be a private graveside service for the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Plateau Ministerial Assoc. Food Pantry, 250 East Main Street, Oak Hill WV 25901 or New River Humane Society, 513 Shelter Road, Fayetteville WV 25840.
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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV