Tim McWhirter

Tim McWhirter Sr.

Sunday, January 6th, 1952 - Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Rudyard Timothy (Tim) McWhirter Sr. passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020, he was 68 years old.

Tim was born in 1952 in Canton, Georgia to parents Earl Dean McWhirter and Lynette Holt and was raised by Ellen and Carl McCurley.

Tim was a natural storyteller with a lifetime of interesting experiences.

He began his adult life making a career out of his passion – horses. He was a nationally renowned Quarter horse trainer who worked across the US and Mexico.

After retiring at the top of his game from the horse show business, he embarked upon a second career combining two new passions - entrepreneurship and private investigation.

He was a successful business owner operating his own private investigation agency in Cherokee County for the better part of three decades.

Tim lived life to the fullest. Some of his favorite hobbies included practicing a style of Japanese swordsmanship called Shinkendo, cultivating bonsai trees, and travelling across the globe.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents Dean and Lynette, Carl and Ellen McCurley and his brother David James McWhirter. He is survived by his three children Rudyard Timothy McWhirter Jr., Zoe Danielle McWhirter, and Joseph Gregory Nan McWhirter; his siblings Kipling McWhirter, Chris McWhirter, Andrea Forrester, Michael McWhirter, Angela Greene, Stephanie Dunn and his grandchildren Joshua Walker McWhirter, Timothy Aaron McWhirter, Adam Tyler McWhirter and Bethany Hope McWhirter.

A visitation for Tim is planned for Sunday, June 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The visitation will be at South Canton Funeral Home on 3147 Marietta Hwy in Canton. All are invited to attend. A memorial service will follow immediately at 4:00 PM.

South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thescfh.com
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, June 28th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    South Canton Funeral Home
    3147 Marietta Hwy.
    Canton, GA 30114
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, June 28th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Sunday, June 28th, 2020 4:00pm
    Chapel of South Canton Funeral Home
    3147 Marietta Hwy
    Canton, GA 30114
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Mike Franklin


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Nicholas Deeb

Posted at 10:00am
I knew Tim from his work with my law firm. He was the go-to investigator for many of the attorneys in my office. He was professional, kind, and effective. If you needed someone found, Tim was the man. I am so very sad that he has passed. I pray for Tim and for his family from the bottom of my heart. He was a great man, and a friend that I wish had I gotten to know better while he was here. Much love.

Suzie McWhirter

Posted at 02:10am
Witnessing Tim’s relationship with our daughter, I saw so many things anyone would be lucky to have in their life. Respect, fierce protectiveness, glowing pride, and an abiding Father’s love. I remember little things like Tim washing Zoe’s hair when she was a tiny baby. And attending everything from soccer games and karate practices to ballet shows and band recitals. He taught her to shoot, not only so they could share hobbies, but in hopes she would be better protected as she went out into the world. Remembering a Barbie pink stun gun he bought as her backup protection makes me smile! He was there for her move into college dorms at Tulane and returned four years later for graduation with brother Joseph along, in a heartfelt show of admiration for her accomplishment. They rode horses along a beach in Acapulco, evidencing a mutual love for adventure. For these countless acts of devotion, I will be forever grateful for the foundation of unconditional love and acceptance Tim provided our daughter. He will be missed forever and it is my prayer her memories of him provide comfort and bring a smile to her face whenever she misses her Dad.

Joseph Nan-McWhirter

Posted at 09:47am
I love you dad, I know your in a better place
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Posted at 09:52pm
Dear Zoe - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies and condolences.
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