He attended White Oak Baptist Church.
He taught at Wooten School prior to his military service. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Korea. He was a former constable with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office. He was with the Cleveland Fire Department for 35 years, where he served as assistant chief. He owned and operated Trewhitt Fence Co.
He was a member of Cleveland Masonic Lodge No. 134 F&AM and was also a member of American Legion Post 81.
He was the son of the late Walter C. Trewhitt and Vesta V. York Trewhitt. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 43 1/2 years, Mary L. Trewhitt.
Survivors include his children and their spouses: Lisa and Dean Earby, Samuel Eugene and Shere Trewhitt, Cathy and Jim Randolph and Susan and Larry Carter, all of Cleveland; seven grandchildren: Jenny and Matt Hoffman of Cleveland, Chris and Beverly Randolph of Hixson, Daniel Randolph, Skye Lane, Gabby Earby, Megan Craig, and Adam Trewhitt, all of Cleveland; two great-grandchildren: Kylee Hoffman and Taylor Hoffman; one sister, Martha McClanahan and husband, Joe, of Cleveland; and one niece, Kim Peters of Knoxville.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Dr. Jay McCluskey officiating.
Interment was in Tasso Cemetery with Minister Steve Hall officiating. Military honors followed.
Members of the Cleveland Fire Department served as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were former co-workers from the Cleveland Fire Department No. 1 Hall.
A white dove release ceremony concluded the service.
The family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Cleveland 100, P.O. Box 1519, Cleveland TN 37364.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Trewhitt family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.