Watertown- The funeral for Edward L. Whitfield III, 47, will be Monday, May 13, 11:00 am at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Smith officiating.
Mr. Whitfield passed away following a courageous rescue attempt in the Black River. He was 47 years old.
He was born in Philadelphia, PA November 7, 1965, a son to Edward II and Sandra Austin Whitfield. Following high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army serving 8 years before an honorable discharge.
Mr. Whitfield worked for many years as a laborer at various locations throughout New York State.
Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.