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Joseph Wilhite (1-18-23) service 1-22-23

Joseph Wayne Wilhite, 62, of Savannah, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18. He was born on May 13, 1960, to Peggy Simmons and Joseph Wilhite in Owensboro, Kentucky.
On September 28, 1984, he married the love of his life, Paula. Their love never waivered and they shared over 38 wonderful years together. During their years together, they had a daughter, Makayla, who quickly had her Daddy wrapped around her finger.He loved his girls more than anything in the world, and he was the epitome of what a husband and earthly father should be.
Mr. Wilhite worked as a brake press operator for many years and made many friends. He was a member of the Mustang Six and loved pranking and joking around with his coworkers that had become lifelong friends.
He loved the Kentucky Wildcats and he loved stirring the pot with his Volunteer Fan Friends when the Vols lost to Kentucky. He loved fishing and spending time with his family, even if it meant shopping with his girls for hours.
There will never be another Joe. He touched the lives of many. A doctor once told him his heart was big, and we’d like to think it was because he had so much love to give.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Wilhite of Savannah; one daughter, Makayla Wilhite (fiance’ Kerry Brewer) of Savannah; one son, Brandon Wilhite of Kansas City, Missouri; his father, Joseph (Freddy) Wilhite of Owensboro, Kentucky; one brother, Miles Wilhite of Owensboro, Kentucky; two sisters, Susan Settle (Mike) and Sandra Merimee (Mike) of Maceo, Kentucky; two brothers-in-law, David Robinson (Cathy) and Johnny (Ann) Robinson of Savannah; one sister-in-law, Jennifer Robinson of Savannah; and one grandchild, Owen Brewer.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Wilhite; father-in-law, John Paul Robinson; mother-in-law, Lucille Robinson; and brother-in-law, Phillip Wathen.
Services were held on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Savannah, with Charles Pevahouse and Paul Childers officiating. Burial followed at Big Hill Cemetery in Savannah.