Jack Franklin Whiddon

July 17, 1948August 9, 2019

Jack Franklin Whiddon, age 71, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away on Friday August 9, 2019. Jack was born July 17, 1948. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Elizabeth Whiddon and a brother, John Whiddon. He graduated from Ensley High School in 1966. He spent many years coaching at Park West and has wonderful memories from that time. Recently he has been a huge Moody Blue Devils supporter. Jack is survived by his wife of 51 years, Irene Whiddon; two sons, Jeremy Whiddon and Andy Whiddon (Jennifer); two very special grandchildren, Jake and Mariah Whiddon; brother, Paul Whiddon (Kathy) and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A visitation for Jack will be held Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel, 800 Dennison Ave S.W., Birmingham, AL 35211 with funeral service following at 2:00 PM. Reverend Danny Freeman, officiating. A burial will occur at Elmwood Cemetery & Mausoleum, 600 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Birmingham, Alabama 35211.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Whiddon family.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 11, 2019


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Alice Batson

August 9, 2019

The ballpark from the front to the back will never be the same!! So many stories and memories of Big Jack!! The Moody family will moss him greatly!!!

Regina Vick

August 9, 2019

Our hearts are full of memories of Big Jack. We were blessed to have met him and quickly became friends with him at the ball park. I don't believe he ever missed a game. The fondest memory I have personally, is when he read my book he asked me who was going to play me in the movie. He said he read it twice because he reads slow. That blessed my heart deeply. I was thrilled that he actually read it. The grandparents club at the ball park will not be the same without him. We've traveled and shared some hotel meals with him and Irene. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Irene, Jeremy, Andy, Jennifer, Jake and Mariah. God bless your hearts! Rest in peace Big Jack! We'll keep the umps/refs in line at the ball parks.
James and Regina Vick