OBITUARY

Floyd "Coot" Marion Whidden Jr.

May 12, 1955September 12, 2021

Punta Gorda - Floyd M. (Coot) Whidden Jr., 66 of Punta Gorda died unexpectedly September 12, 2021, at Bayfront Hospital Port Charlotte due to complications of COVID-19. He was born May 12, 1955, at Fort Benning in Columbus Georgia, the son if Floyd M. Whidden, Sr.(deceased) and Edith L. (Kirkland) Whidden, (deceased) who both have long family roots in South Florida.

Coot attended Charlotte High School thru the 11th grade. He worked for the Payson Ranch on Hwy 74 for 20 years as a ranch hand and hunting guide. After leaving the ranch he became a heavy equipment operator and help to build many houses and roads in Florida. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and building swamp buggies in his spare time.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Jamie S. Whidden, his sons Brian C. (Lori) Whidden of Wauchula, and Dalton J. Whidden of Punta Gorda and his daughter Stephanie A. (David) Lucy of Port Charlotte. His sister Kathleen L (Alan) Adams of Clewiston.

Six Grandchildren, Kollyn, Austyn and Tayton Lucy, Marlena Parker, Tommy (Niki) Parker and Megan Pippin. Seven Great Grandchildren Cody, IIliana and Elyot Lopez, Paige, Avarie and Indy Parker and Aria Pippin. As well as Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins all over South Florida.

A gathering of family and friends for Coot will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Kays-Ponger & Uselton, Punta Gorda Chapel, 635 E. Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950, followed by a service of remembrance.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kayspongerpg.com for the Whidden family.

Services

25 September

Gathering of Family and Friends

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes & Cremation Services

635 E. Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

25 September

Memorial Service

4:00 pm

Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes & Cremation Services

635 E. Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

Memories

Floyd "Coot" Marion Whidden Jr.

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Joyce Goode

September 18, 2021

RIP Coot, miss the old days of hunting with you and family...

Jo Anne Whidden Piner

September 18, 2021

Rest in Peace

Martha Mckenzie

September 17, 2021

My Prayers are with the family at this time of loss. May Floyd be at peace in God’s loving arms

Kathy Adams

September 17, 2021

RIP Brother, I love you very much.

Linda Esparza

September 17, 2021

RIP Floyd! We had some great laughs in high school!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY