OBITUARY

Michael "Mike" Whitman

October 20, 1945March 18, 2014
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WHITMAN, Michael "Mike", 68, lifelong resident of Tampa went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ March 18, 2014. Mike was a veteran of the US Army and retired from the Florida Department of Transportation. He was an avid outdoors man and loved to hunt and fish. He was a great fan of his Rays Baseball Team. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex "Pat" and Leona Whitman. Survivors include his brothers, Patrick (Cindy) Whitman, James (Gloria) Whitman; nephew, Brian Whitman; nieces, Tammy Sumner, Tina Lasman, Deenna King; and many friends. He will be missed by all. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at Countryside Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Florida Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802 in Mike's memory.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 21, 2014
REMEMBERING

Michael "Mike" Whitman

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June Galloway

March 24, 2014

Mike, I haven't seen you in a long time, but you were part of my youth. I remember your beautiful expressive brown eyes and your heart felt laughter. you made people want to be around you. Your passing from this world, although painful and sad for those left behind, into the open arms of our Lord, and those that have passed before you and who long to hold you again. Rest in Peace Mike, So many will miss you. I will remember happy brown eyes and a very special person.

Larry & Dottie Hutcheson

March 24, 2014

Many happy memories as a friend and my next door neighbor as I was growing up. We know Mike will be missed!

Daniel Strickland

March 20, 2014

Mike
Its hard to believe your gone. Ive know you since I was born. You were my Dads best friend. You were apart of family just about. You were my assistant coach with my Dad when I played little league Baseball. You always came over to our house on Ola ave alot and we loved when you were their. You always made us laugh. You always had a kind heart willing to help almost anyone. I remember you going camping and fishing with us alot when I was younger. Hard to believe your gone. But we know you are in Heaven with your Mom and Dad. Ill always remember the funny things you did. I love you Mike and will miss you.

pat whitman

March 20, 2014

Mike you have brought so many people together ,in life and now in your passing ,everyone loved you ... untill the circle is unbroken , you will be greatly missed , you wish has been granted , no more suffering on this earth ,you are in the arms of your ''almighty''and in the presence of our mother ... lots of love cindy and patrick,

Allyson Strickland

March 20, 2014

I have nothing but the best memories of you Uncle Mike.You were so funny and i'm still your Lil Bit.We love you and you will be missed dearly.We will see you again one day.Love always Lil Bear

Allyson Strickland

March 20, 2014

I love you Uncle Mike,I have nothing but the best memories of you.I'm still your Lil Bit.We all love you,and you will be missed dearly.We will see you again one day,Love always,Lil Bear

Bobby Boutwell

March 20, 2014

Mike was a special guy. My husband worked with Mike at DOT. He was also a neighbor. Him, Bill Strickland, and my husband were like peas in a pod. Gonna miss his visits. Love you Mike, Bobby Boutwell

Billy & Alice Strickland

March 20, 2014

I love Mike like a brother, I grew up with him , we were in the 1st grade together we work together and did many things together.He was a best friend he was always ready to help in any way he can, he stayed with my Dad one time to help out with him, all my children and grand children love him like a uncle, going to miss him so much but I know he is still alive in my heart and I know one day I will see him again in Heaven. Love you Mike. BillyStrickland

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY