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John Wesley Whitton

John Wesley Whitton

Male 1938 - 2012  (73 years)

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  • Name John Wesley Whitton 
    Born 26 Dec 1938  Flecia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 2012  Dunellan, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26902  Whitton
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father William Wesley Whitton,   b. 23 Nov 1899, Gator, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967, Florida, USA buried Oak Ridge, Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lena Mae Luttrell,   b. 1912,   d. 1999  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Dec 1928  Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Law,   b. Abt 1940,   d. 11 Sep 1997  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1960 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F10242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A celebration of the life of John Wesley Whitton will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Dunnellon, Fla.
      Mr. John, as he was affectionately known to many, passed peacefully away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at his home in Dunnellon. John was born Dec. 26, 1938, to William Wesley Whitton and Lena Luttrell Whitton, in Felicia, Fla. He spent his career as a heavy equipment operator. Gifted with a "green thumb," he spent countless hours working in his flowers and garden, which were admired by everyone who visited. Many people dream of winning the lottery; John played with the hope of winning so he could buy a huge farm and plant it all in flowers. We like to think he now has the job of tending roses in the grandest garden of all. John loved fishing and riding the back-roads of his childhood with good friend, Kenny Townsend. He also loved going to north Florida to fish with his sisters or any grandchild who happened to be around.
      John married his one and only, Josephine Law, in 1960. During her illness, he remained by her side, until her death Sept. 11, 1997. Our loss is tempered by the realization that he is with her once again. Those left to cherish his memory include one son, William Wesley Whitton, of Dunnellon, Fla.; two daughters, Becky W. Wilkerson and husband, Hubert, of Natchitoches, La., and Sheila W. Lachney and husband, Scott, of Dunnellon, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Justin and Samantha Whitton, Kelsey Ivy and husband James, Matthew and Luke Wilkerson, Elliot and Allison Lachney; two sisters, Judy Walker and husband, Dwight, of White Springs, Fla., and Lena Mae Barnes and husband, James, of Inverness, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Law Whitton; his parents, William Wesley and Lena Luttrell Whitton; one brother, Buster Whitton; and one sister, Mary Storey.