Michael Doyle Whitlow

August 4, 1959April 10, 2018

Michael Doyle Whitlow, 58, of Beckley, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. Born on August 4, 1959 in Virginia, he was the son of the late Garland and Patricia Whitlow. Michael worked for the City of Beckley and was a member of the Indian Meadows Fellowship, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Michael was a licensed Ham operator under the call sign (KC8RGV), as a younger CB operator he used the handle Sampson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee and Jeff Whitlow and one sister, Sherrie Whitlow. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 28 years, Paulette (Sweetness) Whitlow; mother-in-law, Helen Kiblinger; one brother, William Whitlow; one sister, Lisa Gilbert; a host of nieces and nephews; pets, Bobby and Lillie; friends at his Indian Meadows Summer camp and two special friends, Steve Bowles and Terry Smith. The family would like to thank Dr. Zafar at Beckley ARH and the staff of Bowers Hospice House. Friends may gather at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm for a graveside service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV.


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James Watts

April 11, 2018

Michael was a very good friend. We used to chat on the radio (Amateur/Ham Radio) all the time. He loved technology and had so much fun figuring out how to do something or test out a new piece of gear. I will always remember Michael as a fantastic person that was always willing to laugh and could hold his own when it came to a good joke as well. I will miss seeing his live stream on the 3990 live webpage when he was on the air. After talking to Michael weekly since his sickness, I know he was prepared for this final chapter in his life. He told me every time I talked to him he was ready to go home.

Michael, I know you have completed your journey and this is what you've been preparing for for many years. Godspeed my friend and 73.

James, W8GN