The father of Congressman Ed Whitfield passed away Tuesday at the age of 89.
An email from the Congressman’s office says E.O. Whitfield was a Hopkins County native who served in the State Senate from 1937 until 1940. He also served as President of Kentucky Farm Bureau in 1935.
The elder Whitfield worked in the railroad industry for 44 years and was a Master Mason.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years—Mary—a sister, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren in addition to Congressman Whitfield. Funeral Services are set for Friday morning at 11 at St. John United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 Thursday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home.