Veteran Turns To God In His Last Moments Of Life

Connie Willhite, a U.S. Navy veteran, had his dying wishes granted in August thanks to the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin.

Willhite asked for only two things before his time was up. He wanted to be baptized and he wanted to catch one more fish.

VA chaplain Sam Scaggs helped Willhite with his baptism. His family joined to witness the joyous event.

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They then helped Willhite plan his last fishing trip. Senters bought the bait and brought him the gear. They took Willhite behind the VA Medical Center to a pond. They weren’t sure if he’d be able to catch a fish, but in the end he ended up with 4 in total!

“It’s called fishing, it’s not called catching. So I told him we may not catch anything, but he said it doesn’t matter,” Senters said. “He said just being out there doing this was just as good.”

In the moments of his baptism and fishing, Willhite wasn’t a cancer patient; he was just living life.

“All of a sudden, the cancer and everything else went away, and what you see is that precious few moments of someone really enjoying life,” Senters said.

Willhite died on Augutst 29th.