Joe Wilhoite

Joe Wilhoite

Joe Wilhoite

Arson Investigator for Kentucky State Police

Joe Wilhoite, 81, husband of Jeanette Wilhoite, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020. Joe was born August 17, 1938 at Stonewall in Georgetown to Clyde O'Neil and Syble Joe Wilhoite.

Joe attended Scott County High School and three years at Cincinnati Bible Seminary and one year at the Louisville Bible College graduating in the ministry while serving part time at the Ninevah Christian Church in Lawrenceburg. After graduation, he served as full-time minister of Union Christian Church in Hodgenville and later Woodlawn Christian Church in Campbellsville.

Upon moving back to Scott County in the early 1970's, he served as an Arson Investigator for the Kentucky State Police and as Chauffeur for previous Governor Albert B. (Happy) Chandler. During this time he was part-time minister at Oakland Christian Church in Franklin County and later the Corinth Christian Church in Scott County.

Joe has three children: David Nelson (Melissa) Wilhoite of Stamping Ground; Jennifer Lynn Wilhoite of Stamping Ground and Leila Helen (Donnie) Lewis of Hillsboro, Kentucky. He has two grandchildren: Chelsey Layne Starwalt of Georgetown and Brandi Leigh Lewis of Hillsboro, Kentucky. He is survived by one sister, Wanda Joyce Johnson of Lakeland, Florida. He was one deceased granddaughter, Emily Beth Lewis and four deceased siblings: Esther Clyde Green, John C. Wilhoite, Roger L. Wilhoite, and William O'Neil Wilhoite.

Visitation will be at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral will be at Berea Christian Church on Thursday at 3 p.m. with Minister Gene Welch and Minister Jackie Miller officiating. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.

Due to Governor Beshear's mandate, 33% occupancy of the funeral home will be in practice and the family and funeral home have requested face coverings and proper social distancing for all who attend.

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We, at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home would like to thank the family for understanding during this time of change and for allowing us to care for their loved one.

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