Date of birth:  26 Feb 1916 – Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana
Date of death: 24 Feb 2002 – Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, February 26, 2002


Ralph L. Wilhite

Ralph L. Wilhite, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Johnson Memorial Hospital. He was a resident of Indian­apolis.

He was born Feb. 26, 1916, in Plain­field. His parents were Roy E. and Flora (Hollingsworth) Wilhite. He mar­ried Lena Grace (McFall) Wilhite on June 20, 1937, in Indianapolis. She sur­vives. Other survivors include a brother, Harold E. Wilhite; a sister, Thelma M. Boden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was employed as a machinist at General Motors Plant 5 for 31 years, retiring in 1972.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Greenwood and its Lamplighters Group. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 669 and Scottish Rite.

A service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Greenwood. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home in Indianapolis and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield.

Submitted by Mark Wirey