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James Applewhite / October 13, 2020

James “Sonny” “Butter” Applewhite, 88, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Beloved husband of 63 years to Bernice Smiley Applewhite; father of Lisa Gillispie (Glen), Keith Applewhite (Mindy), and Sheila White (Earl); grandfather of Grayson, Matthew, Joshua, Sean, Paul, Jacque, Lindsey, and Kaitlyn; great-grandfather of Miles, Kaydence, Rylie and Harper; and brother of Shirley Anderson.

He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Lillian Applewhite; sisters Becky Wilmoth, Eleanor Mitterer, and Madge Willis.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Morrissett chapel. Interment to follow at Dale Memorial Park.

Friends may visit Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14 at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Road, North Chesterfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Camp Baker (SOAR365) 3600 Saunders Ave. Richmond, VA 23227 and make the check payable to SOAR365.

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