Samuel Ray Whitby, 70 of Prince George passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Colonial Heights Health and Rehab.
Mr. Whitby was the son of the late, Ray and Louise Whitby and grew up in Brodnax, Virginia. He retired from the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and also worked for 19 years at Poplar Springs Hospital. Mr. Whitby was an amateur astronomer, genealogist and poet.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Uta Whitby; children Colleen Gorman (Jeff), David R. Whitby (Angelique) and Tyler B. Whitby; grandchildren Maxwell, Sailor, Kieran, Declan and Gavin; sister-in-law Rodessa Whitby; nephew Emmitt Whitby; and niece Juanita Howerton. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Randall Whitby.
A service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 13 at Affinity Funeral Service Richmond Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date in Brodnax, Virginia.