Kenneth A. Whittington

March 30, 1924May 2, 2013
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Kenneth Allen Whittington, 89, of Sarasota, FL, died on May 2, 2013.

Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home with inurnment following in Palms-Robarts Memorial Park with full military honors.

Kenneth was a WWII Navy veteran having received the Purple Heart, among many other medals.

He was a motorcycle police officer in Louisville, KY for 13 years before moving to Sarasota where he retired as Chief Mechanic Bottling from Tropicana after 32 years.

He is survived by his stepdaughter, Martha D. Osborne; stepsons, Pat Pearson and Michael Pearson; nine grandchildren, Daineen, Deanna, William, Richard, Michael, Briann, Rick, Michelle, Janice and thirteen great grandchildren.



  • Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 18, 2013

Kenneth A. Whittington

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Lori Osborne

May 20, 2013

You will be greatly missed, but now you are with the one you loved the most. Tears are shred and hearts are broken. Loved you as my own grandfather, and will miss you much.

Paul Morgan

May 13, 2013

My wife Gudrun and I lived next door to Ken & Jessie in the early 1980's. Ken was a great neighbor. He helped me work on my car, fixed my lawn mower & was my information source for anything mechanical. Guys like Ken are rare these days. I'll bet he has a giant tool box in heaven!

mike osborne

May 13, 2013

Love an miss ya grandpa

Daineen Mattingly

May 13, 2013

Sure miss you papaw.. I love you and have lots of good memories and pictures

Martha Osborne

May 10, 2013

Kenny, I was your step Daughter, but you meant more to me than you will ever know. You loved my mother and put up with my "mean kids". You were there when I needed you and took all the dogs an cats I brought here for a good home. I knew you an mom would keep and love them. I'll always love and miss you. You will remain in my heart for always. I am happy that mom and you are together and at peace. love you always Martha
p.s. I'll put flowers out for mom and you as long as God will let me... I'll love you both always

Fawn Orr

May 10, 2013

Thank you for requesting I call you "Grandpa Kenny" and the privilege of getting to know you and care for you. You filled a spot in my heart and I thank you for that. I will miss you greatly... Love for you always Fawn... (aka Hon)

William Osborne

May 9, 2013

Grandpa, I will miss you more than you will ever know. I really enjoyed our Saturday/Sundays together, hangin' out with you, ruffin & muffin. My weekends will never be the same. Love you always Willy...
p.s. Ruffin & Muffin are very thankful you taught me how to maintain their GIANT water bowl.... I love you Grandpa...........