NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — SMSgt. Howard Daniel Whiting, USAF Ret., 83, of North Charleston, S.C., husband of Sylvia Anderson Whiting for 63½ years died Monday, March 18.

Mr. Whiting was born July 1, 1929, in Auburn, one of six children of the late Howard Francis Whiting and the late Katherine Hetzel Whiting. As a flight engineer in the U.S. Air Force, he served 26 years until his retirement in 1977. He continued his aerospace career as an inspector with Lockheed Martin and retired in 1991. He was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Goose Creek, S.C.

Howard was a devoted family man whose great joy in life was to be present at family gatherings. He was also a man of faith which prompted his service at home and on a special work and witness trip to Papua, N.G. Howard served in Japan and Vietnam along with a number of stations in the United States. His last 10 years were spent at Charleston Air Force Base in his role as flight engineer that took him all over the world.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Sylvia A.Whiting of North Charleston, S.C.; daughters, Dr. Judith Whiting of Columbia, S.C., and Dr. Brenda Wagner of Marietta, Ga.; sons, Steven D. Whiting of Camden, Tenn., and Brian Whiting of Summerville, S.C.; brother, George Henry Whiting; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by four sisters, Katherine Miller, Gertrude Perkins, Thelma Woodward and Iris Hall.

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