Herbert Whitehurst (1935-1983)

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May 26, 1935 – May 2, 1983

Former Napa Resident Herbert ‘Lucky’ Whitehurst died Monday at Queen of the Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 47.

Mr. Whitehurst was a native of Heber Springs, Arkansas and lived in Napa from 1969 to 1982, when he moved with his family to Kelseyville. Prior to coming to Napa, he lived in San Pablo, California. He was a retired lieutenant for the San Pablo Police Department and had been a police officer there for 22 years. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving with the United States Navy. He was a member of Napa Moose Lodge, California High School Rodeo Association and the California Police Officer’s Association.

According to the graduation roster published in the Napa Valley Register on June 15, 1973, Herbert and his wife Donna returned to school later in life and both graduated from Vintage High School in 1973.

Mr. Whitehurst is survived by his wife, Donna of Kelseyville; two daughters, Karen Gillespie of Napa and Kelley Whitehurst of Kelseyville; his father, Herbert Whitehurst of Meadview, Arizona; one sister, Linda Markham of Angeles Camp; and two brotherse, Neale and Terry Whitehurst both of Napa; numerous nieces and nephews.

His funeral was held May 5, 1983 at the Chapel of the Mission Bells in San Pablo, with the Reverend Palmer Watson from MacArthur Baptist Church and Police Chaplain the Reverend Robert Welch officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson and Kratzer Mortuary.

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