James Warren Whiddon
April 2, 1944 – May 21, 2020
James Warren Whiddon, born April 2, 1944 passed away of natural causes on Thursday, May 21, 2020 . He is survived by his wife, Audrey Whiddon, step-daughters Bonnie Sandfelder (David), Brenda Cross and Becki Trujillo (Nick) and grandchildren Ben, Amanda and Daniel Sandfelder, as well as his niece Paige Peavy .
Jimmy was born in Tifton, Georgia and spent his early life in Brunswick where he entered the banking business and met his wife Audrey. They eventually moved to Kingsland where he served as President of Citizen’s State Bank. Jimmy was known as an innovator in banking with a great passion for the industry. His banking and leadership style reflected his belief in people and giving them a chance to meet their full potential. For over 30 years he was available to clients in good times, and more importantly, in tough times. Clients appreciated his advice but valued his old-school banker style even more. Jimmy felt his greatest success was not in the bank he ran but in the employees and the people in his community that he was able to help . He will be remembered for his generosity, leadership and interest in people. He and Audrey built a house where they lived for 38 years becoming active members of the community that they loved and called home.
Jimmy was a quiet man whose actions spoke louder than words. He will be greatly missed. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Contributions to the American Diabetes Association can be made in his name, in lieu of flowers.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
James Warren Whiddon
May 31, 2020
Jimmy is the grandfather my kids got to know best. He was quiet and kind. A trip with him to Steffens raised your cholesterol 30 points as well as your respect for Jimmy. His friends would stop by his table to offer a hearty handshake and you could see instantly the respect they had for Jimmy. The help his friends gave him over these last few years was amazing and a true testament to how much he was loved.
Marilyn and Frank Aspinwall
May 28, 2020
We were both very saddened to hear that Jimmy passed away. We have many happy memories of living down the street. We used to chuckle when we saw Jimmy go by in his jeep with the trash bag on top of the trunk because he forgot to put it in the trash can. He would soon stop and back up when he realized the trash was still on top of the car!
Jimmy and Audrey were great neighbors. We will be praying for your family hoping that you find comfort in the many happy memories of him.
May 27, 2020
It saddens me to hear of Jimmy’s passing. I often think of the times our group of friends from Kings Bay use to meet after works for a few drinks. Even after we were transferred to Orlando we still came back to meet up with our friends. One to always loose their keys I immediately put my keys in my purse as we were leaving to drive back to Orlando. All was well till Jimmy’s work keys came up missing. Quick trip to the post office on Monday morning to mail those keys back to Kingsland!
May 27, 2020
First of all I want to say how sorry I am for your loss. This man I will never forget. He was my boss man for about 23 yrs and a great one. I will always cherish our banking days together. He was a great man and a wonderful friend. Rest in Peace my Friend!! My thoughts and prayers are with you Ms. Audrey and Family. Love and Hugs.
Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery
May 23, 2020
The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Whiddon We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.