Mooreville – Mr. Bobby L. Whitten, 87, died Friday, February 23, 2018 at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. He was born June 8, 1930 in Tupelo, MS to Russell Whitten and Sue Wages Whitten. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and upon returning home, he continued his education at Itawamba Junior College (ICC). For most of his adult life, he worked in production, employed by DayBrite Lighting Company until retiring. He also owned a lawn service, which he greatly enjoyed.
Bobby married Donna Johnson on December 20, 1990. He loved his family above everything else, and enjoyed motorcycles, automobiles, and horses.
He was a jokester and a prankster, and loved being outdoors. He attended Belden Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service will be 2 PM Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Belden Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Holcomb and Dr. Gary Gray officiating. Private burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation will be today from 1 PM to service time at the Church. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be assisting the family at this time. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Whitten of Mooreville; two daughters, Jennifer Terry (Chris) and Gena Tarpley (Steve), all of Guntown one son, Robert “Rob” Brit Whitten (Janice) of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Whitley Terry, Brooke Marlar (Brad) and, Blake Daniel, four great-grandchildren, Maddie, Carter, Aubrey, and Millie; the mother of Rob and Gena, Sara Whitten London of Tupelo. He was preceded in death by his parents and great-granddaughter, Rylee Marlar.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his friends that he rode motorcycles with.
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