Mr. Victor Leo Whitman, age 92, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at his home.
He was born on January 21, 1927, in Doylestown, Ohio to the late Leo Whitman and the late Laura Bidinger Whitman. He was married to Gertrude Alice Law Whitman for 71 years and was an insurance agent for New York Life for over 50 years. Mr. Whitman was an avid traveler and enjoyed hunting, fly fishing and camping. He was also a welder and was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and a friend to all he met.
He is survived by:
Wife: Trudy Whitman of the home
Daughters: Diana K. Beckman of Mena, Arkansas, Debbie Joe Garroutte of New Blaine, Arkansas
Grandchildren: Danniell Johnson and Dustin James Tantillo and wife
Great-Grandchildren: Dillon and Kamden Tantillo
Brothers: Dennis Whitman and
Sisters: Agnes Connett,
Shirley LeClaire and Edna Cameron
Special Friends: Tom Brough,
Tom Deters, Greg Fuller and
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Laura Whitman,
2 brothers, Stanley Whitman and Joseph Whitman, 3 sisters, Jean Fox, Monica Reynolds and Barbara Sage and by a great-granddaughter, Paxton Crook.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 11, 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Father Joseph Shantiraj as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. A Rosary will be said Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Beasley Wood Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Tom Deters, Tom Brough, David Sage, Kevin Sage, Gregory Fox and Greg Fuller.