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Kenneth Tyree Whitescarver III, 62, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at home.
Born August 24, 1949, in Roanoke, he was the son of the late Col. Kenneth Tyree Whitescarver and Alice Clare Whitescarver. He was a graduate of James Monroe High School and later went on to graduate with a B.A. from the University of Richmond and a J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law.
Mr. Whitescarver served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1973 as an E4 military intelligence and counterintelligence agent. He returned to Fredericksburg in 1979 and began practicing law, and later served as assistant commonwealth's attorney of Fredericksburg until 1982. Ken worked at the National Bank of Fredericksburg from 1983 to 1997, serving as a senior vice president and a senior trust officer. He retired as a senior vice president at StellarOne Bank in Fredericksburg.
Community service was important to Ken, who was brought up in a household that emphasized community service and involvement. This led him to serve as a member of the Commissioner of Accounts Standing Committee of the Judicial Council of the Supreme Court of Virginia; former president of United Way in Virginia; member of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region; and chairman of the Rappahannock United Way Campaign in 1986. Ken was also involved in Our Town Fredericksburg, Boy Scouts, the Fredericksburg Board of Zoning Appeals, the Chamber of Commerce and the Fredericksburg Rotary Club.
He was a member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
Kenny was a very giving man whose generosity touched anyone who knew him. He was also a devoted husband and best friend, and an avid waterfowler, fisherman, businessman and athlete, who was also known for his sense of style. Though he never had any children of his own, every niece, nephew and godchild was treated, and looked up to him, as if he were his or her father. Though he died young, his generosity will ensure he will live in our hearts for generations to come.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalind Snellings Whitescarver; two brothers, Robert Hunt Whitescarver and wife Peggy, and William King Whitescarver and wife Angie; in-laws Mary Frances Snellings George and husband Wayne, Stanley Buford Snellings and wife Virginia, Teresa Snellings Burden and husband Raleigh, Maria Snellings Franklin and husband James, and Lisa Snellings Kyle and husband Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Fredericksburg Baptist Church with the Rev. J. Larry Haun officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Whitescarver Memorial Scholarship Fund, Box 208, Fredericksburg, Va. 22404.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser