Mountain-Road

Hestel Lee Whited

August 17, 1927 ~ September 4, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

Hestel Lee Whited, 94, of Wadsworth, died Saturday, September 4. 2021 at Camelot Medina Assisted Living.

Hestel was born August 17, 1927, in Barberton, Ohio to Ernie Guy and Malissa Jane {Tuttle} Whited.

He said once that he was walking with Clyde Knopp when Clyde led him to know Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Sometime later, Clyde became his father-in-law. He married Mabel Sue Knopp on Christmas Day in 1947. 

Hestel entered the military on April 26, 1946, and served his country in the Air Force as a radioman while in the Philippines. While serving there he began a Bible study and Sunday school classes for the other servicemen on his base.

Hestel worked 42 years at B&W in Barberton where he retired in 1989.

Hestel was baptized at the Akron Baptist Temple.

He had a lifelong love for planes, painting, and woodcarving. During a trip to Alaska, Hestel carved a figure of a Dall sheep. He also enjoyed music, leading him to learn how to play the guitar and dulcimer.

Hestel will be deeply missed by his wife Mabel; children Dorothy (Fred) Jones of Wadsworth and Ranna (Bharat) Oza of Medina; grandchildren Desiree (John) Zajacz of Medina; great-grandchildren Gabriel and Jake Zajacz of Medina; sister Mabel McCrady of AZ.

Hestel was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and sister.

Friends may call Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, Seville.  Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Alice Pol of The Barberton Church of God officiating.  Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, where military rites will be held. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com.  

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 8, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Roberts Funeral Home Hillcrest
9560 Acme Rd
Seville, OH 44273

Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Roberts Funeral Home Hillcrest
9560 Acme Rd
Seville, OH 44273

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