Richard "Dick" Whitney

October 9, 1931June 26, 2014
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Richard “Dick” Whitney, 82, of St. Simons Island, GA and formerly Hopkinton, Massachusetts, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Marshes Edge on St. Simons Island. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at St. Simons United Methodist Church with Rev. Marcia Cochran officiating. Inurnment will follow in Christ Church Cemetery. Born October 9, 1931 in Ayer, Massachusetts to the late Herbert D. and Ruth C. Whitney, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired commercial developer. Mr. Whitney had been a resident of Glynn County for the past 35 years and was a member of St. Simons United Methodist Church. A successful entrepreneur, Mr. Whitney graduated from General Motors Institute and used that training to begin his own business as well as several real estate development ventures. He would tell you that his greatest career satisfaction came from seeing those he mentored go on to start their own businesses. While he loved his work, he cherished his family and his church and enjoyed spending time flying, boating and, in his later years, RVing. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Barbara B. Whitney of St. Simons Island, two children, Rhonda Lidstone and husband Jim of Macon, and Dana Whitney and wife Lisa of Fayette, Maine, 5 grandchildren, Kristen Howell and husband Thomas, Jennifer Goldsberry and husband, J.P., Meghan Whitney, Marissa Whitney and Thayer Whitney, a great grandson, Tucker Whitney, a sister, Martha Davis of Nashua NH, step sister, Jane Murray of Shirley, MA, step brothers, Jeff Murray of Ashland, NH and Steve Murray of Nashua, NH, and half sister Ruth Ellen Whitney of Nashua, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Simons United Methodist Church, Alzheimer's of Glynn/Brunswick, and Hospice of the Golden Isles. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Richard "Dick" Whitney

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Walter & Joyce Wood

July 5, 2014

Dear Barbara,
Walter and I extend our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of a wonderful friend. Treasure the good memories.
May the Lord be you and hold you in His loving arms.

Stephen Mayo

July 3, 2014

Barbara and family:
Nancy and I send our sincerest condolences over the loss of your husband and father. He was someone we considered to be special as you are Barbara even though it has been many years since we were what we considered good friends while you lived here in Hopkinton.
Always be lifted up by our Lord Jesus Christ and try to dwell on your many great times together.
Sincerely and reverently,
Steve Mayo

Bob Cloutier

July 2, 2014

My heart goes out to all of you. I have fond memories of Dick's involvement in the town of Hopkinton and connection to First Congregational Church (now Faith Community). I have prayed for God's comfort for you.

July 1, 2014

Barbara Rhonda Dana so sorry for your loss we are praying for you. I was lucky to have my first job at 18 for Dick he was a pleasure to work for. always a gentlman.
God Bless
Steve , Debbie , Megan McBride

Valerie Hempsall

July 1, 2014

Dear Uncle Dick. Your Love was a light in this world. You will always be in my heart. May the Lord comfort the family during this time of grief. Love you

Tom McGrath

June 30, 2014

Barbara Rhonda and Dana So very for your loss.I am sure I speak for a list of People to long to mention when I say Thank You for allowing us to be a small part of the Whitney Family. How Lucky we were. Dick showed us how much more we were capable of than any of us knew.Thank you for the mentoring ,the life lessons,and most of all the friendship. You have never really been very far away in our thoughts God Bless

June 30, 2014

Barbara, We are deeply saddened to hear of Dick's passing. Our heart goes
out to you and the entire family and community of those whose lives he touched.
He was a very special man, a truly gentle gentleman. A rare treasure.
Our prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Our best love, Guile & Judy

Peter Canning

June 30, 2014

All of the Folks from GeoLogic,the former tenants of the old WW Contractors building send our thoughts at this trying time. We were quite young then and looked to Dick's valuable coaching and friendship to keep us pointed in the right direction.
Peter & Deborah Canning

Hank Palacio

June 30, 2014

Dear Barbaera, Please know that your friends are praying for you and yours during this hard time. I never had the pleasure to know Dick but I know you and am saddened for your loss.

Mickey Belote

June 30, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Rhonda. May God bless you and keep you during this very difficult time.