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Robert Whitfield


April 30, 2014

March 11, 1927 - April 26, 2014

Robert James Whitfield, 87, of Sweet Home, died April 26, 2014.

He was born March 11, 1927 in Philomath to George and Maysel (Blanchard) Whitfield.

He grew up in a logging family. In his early childhood, they followed the work in the logging industry in Oregon. The family moved to Sweet Home in 1937, where he has since resided.

Mr. Whitfield had a strong belief in God and followed that throughout his life. He attended the Assembly of God Church since he was a young child.

He entered the Navy in May of his senior year of high school and served from 1945 t...

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