Joe Claude Whittle, formerly of Magnolia, passed away unexpectedly at his home, 225 Ashley Lane, Leesville, South Carolina, 29070, on August 4, 2018 at the age of 72.  Joe leaves a wife of 51 years, Susan Whittle, son, Jay Whittle, daughter-in -law, Beth Whittle and four beautiful granddaughters, Caitlin, Ashley, Jayme, and Brooklyn. In addition, he leaves a sister, Sally Whittle Stein, brother-in-law Louis Stein, sister-in-law, Carolyn DeLaFleur, brother-in-law Douglas Yeager and his wife Kay, and a “favorite” cousin, Nathan Shealy.  There are many nephews who will remember their special “Uncle Joe.”
Joe and Susan were founding members of Dream Catchers, a youth group dedicated to providing resources for the youth of our communities.  He was so proud of the work being done and was always a great supporter and benefactor.  He would have liked for donations to be made to Dream Catchers, c/o Batesburg -Leesville Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 2178, Leesville, SC  29070, or to the charity of your choice.