MOULTRIE -- A Thomasville man hit by a truck as he crossed Ga. 133 South Oct. 4 died of his injuries Monday.

Charles Wayne Whitaker Sr., 65, of 39 Swamson Road in Thomasville, died of extensive head injuries he sustained after being struck as he walked across Ga. 133 South to get a candy bar. Graveside services for him will be held at 11 a.m. today at Murphy Cemetery in Thomasville.

Police reports said Whitaker had left RT's Sports Grill on Ga. 133 South at 8:35 p.m. Oct. 4. A witness told officers that Whitaker was crossing the road to get a candy bar at the convenience store across from the sports bar.

Before Whitaker reached the other side of Ga. 133 South, he was hit by the front passenger side of a Ford F-150. Michael Smith, 32, of Camilla, the driver, told officers he did not see Whitaker until it was too late.

Colquitt County Coroner Danny Warburg said Whitaker was taken to John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville following the accident. His condition there had improved enough that he was transferred to a swing bed at Mitchell County Hospital in late October.

Shortly after arriving at Mitchell County Hospital, however, Whitaker's health took a drastic decline, Warburg said. He died Monday while at Mitchell County Hospital.

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