McWhirter, Tim

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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

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