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Hulon Emerson Whitton

Hulon Emerson Whitton

Male 1931 - 2018  (87 years)

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  • Name Hulon Emerson Whitton 
    Born 25 Sep 1931  Holms, Frorida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Sep 2018  TMH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32492  Whitton
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father John Carl Whitton,   b. 1 Jun 1903, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1979, Walton, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lattye Shields,   b. 1907, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 7 Mar 1925  Gadsden, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F12413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hulon Emerson Whitton passed away the morning of September 26, 2018 at TMH, the day after his 87th birthday. The final hours of his life were spent cradled in his daughter’s arms, who adored him. The weeks before his passing, he was enjoying hula hooping with his granddaughter and listening to her Latin presentations and piano music. He loved hearing her play and she began her love of music through him. Born in Holmes County Florida, the son of the late John Carl Whitton and Lattye Sheilds Whitton, he graduated from Ponce De Leon H.S. Afterwards he served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the Florida State University. He was an avid runner and windsurfer and enjoyed many years of membership in the Gulf Winds Track Club and the Shell Point Sailboard Club where he had many good friends. He was a friend to everyone who knew him, young and old. His parting phrase was always, “Have some fun”, and that’s how he liked to live his life. When he shook your hand, he held on to it for a minute - a trait specific to him. In the summertime when his children were growing up, he spent most every weekend at the lake house, driving the boat for hours, helping each of their friends learn to water ski. He enjoyed every minute of it; his patience was endless. Inez would bring out homemade ice cream at just the right time.
      He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Inez Hobbs Whitton, his son Msgt Daniel Whitton, USMC (ret), his daughter Lea Whitton Coates, his granddaughter Katherine “Kate” Coates, his brother John (Jim) Whitton and many nieces and nephews.