Walter Whitehair, Clear Mountain Bank Director Emeritus, Dies at 94            

Posted on: March 9th, 2017


Bruceton Mills, W.Va., March 9, 2017 — Walter Whitehair, the longest-tenured member of Clear Mountain Bank’s board of directors, died on March 4th.  He was 94.

“We’re all saddened to learn of Walter’s passing,” said Roger Hardesty, chairman of Clear Mountain Bank’s board of directors.  “He served the bank’s board for 55 years, and he helped guide the bank from humble beginnings to where it is today.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Jeanne, and the entire Whitehair family during this time.”

Whitehair began serving on the board of directors for The Terra Alta Bank in 1962, and served as chairman of the board from 2003 – 2005.  He continued to serve on the board through The Terra Alta Bank’s combination with Bruceton Bank in 2005, creating Clear Mountain Bank.  Whitehair was awarded director emeritus status with Clear Mountain Bank in 2016.

Whitehair was a life-long resident of Preston County, and was a self-employed farmer and entrepreneur for many years.  He raised cattle and horses on his farm, and he was a fixture at local horse shows.  Whitehair was active with various community organizations during his life.  He formerly served on the Mountain Lions Club in Aurora, and was a member of the Oak Park Church of the Brethren in Oakland.  He and his wife Jeanne have four children, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held March 18, at 4 p.m. at Oak Park Church of the Brethren, Oakland, Md. A dinner for family and friends will follow.  Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice of Garrett County or Oak Park Church of the Brethren for the Shalom & Esperanza Homes for the children in Sucre’ Boliva.

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