Richard Dale Whitsett, 84, of Princeton, died Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Princeton Health & Rehab.

He was a member at First Christian Church of Princeton. He retired as a Colonel from the United States Army.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary Louise Sloyan of Princeton; two brothers, Thomas Whitsett and Ernest Whitsett; two grandchildren, William Bryce Hacker and Steven Townes Sloyan; one great-grandchild, Madison Kannedy Sloyan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Kay Crider Whitsett; son, Richard Bradley Whitsett; two sisters and one grandson. His parents were Ernest and Mayme Swearingen Whitsett;

Graveside services were held Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville with military honors.

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