MINFORD-Howard Curtis “Joe” Whitt Jr, 63, of Minford, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Buckeye Forest AT Portsmouth.

He was born June 7, 1959, in Portsmouth, a son of the late Howard Curtis and Pauline Moore Whitt Sr.

Joe was the owner and operator of Whitt Trucking and a 1977 Clay High School Graduate. Joe was also a Hall of Fame member of the Portsmouth Bowling Association. Dirt Track Racing and Farming were his passions, and he dearly loved his grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his dear nephew, Tony Whitt Jr.

Joe is survived by his wife of 34 years, Veronica “Ronnie” Rolen Whitt, whom he married February 9, 1988, in Myrtle Beach, SC; three sons, Chad (Jennifer) Whitt of West Portsmouth, Joseph Whitt, and Ronnie (April) Whitt of Minford; seven grandchildren, C.J., Colt, Lexi, Lani, Bella, Natylee, Raclynn; one brother, Tony “Tina” Whitt of Portsmouth; one sister, Debbie (Damon) Detillion of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the Welcome Home Christian Fellowship 10073A US 23 South in Lucasville with Jerry Horton officiating. Burial will follow in Rosemount’s Orm Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. till the funeral hour at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662.

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