Robert Dale Wherry Sr. age 92 passed away Sunday December 2, 2018 in Crown Pointe of Portland. He was born in Portland February 11, 1926 the son of Kenneth and Mildred Tharp (Herrman) Wherry. He was married June 23, 1951 to Donna VanMatre who survives. He was a US Navy WW II veteran and 1944 Portland High School graduate. He was owner and operator of City Cigar Store in Portland for over 65 years. He attended Fellowship Baptist Church and was member of Portland Elks, Portland Moose, American Legion Post #211, Portland Country Club and Hickory Hills Country Club.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years Donna, two daughters Connie Irwin (husband Tim) and Jama Pensinger (husband Guy) both of Portland, four grandchildren Lacey Ninde (husband Dan), Keia Wood (husband Joe), Cale Hearn (wife Dia) and Corey LeMaster. Seven great grandchildren Xavier, Maebry, Spencer, Jacob, Cooper, Ashlynn and Madalynn. He was preceded in death by his son Robert Wherry Jr.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday December 7th in the Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding. Visitation will be prior to the services from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. Burial will be in the Green Park Cemetery. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or Jay County Heart Fund.