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Jack Whitwell

December 28th, 1939 – February 25th, 2015

Jack Whitwell, age 75, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 5:35 pm on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born on December 28, 1939 in Trinity County, TX, the son of Benjamin and Marie (Rushing) Whitwell. He married his best friend Judy Rivas on September 2, 1987 in Montgomery, TX. She survives.

Also surviving are his three daughters, Pamela (and Brent) Croan of Olathe, KS, Jackie (and John) Dodd of Morton, IL, and Tricia (and Brian) Mullins of Woodland Park, CO, four grandchildren; Stephanie McCombs of Astoria, lL, Cady Hammack of Ft. Collins, CO, Ryan Mullins of Austin, TX, and Caitlin Mullins of Woodland Park, CO, two great-grandchildren, Sophie and Nolan McCombs of Astoria, IL, his brother Bill I(and Shirley) Whitwell of Joplin, MO, and his sister Betty Jean (and Homer) Stokes of Whitehouse, TX.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his son Kevin Whitwell, and his brother Michael Whitwell.

He was an Operator at Goodyear Chemical Plant in Houston, TX for 32 years, retiring in 1999.

Jack was a member of the United Auto Workers and loved football. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a family memorial service will be planned at a slater date.


February 26th, 2015

God bless you Jack. I'm sure a beautiful reunion is happening in heaven. Prayers for you all.

February 27th, 2015

Judy, I was so sorry to hear about Jack's death. I know he will be missed. My love and prayers to all of you and your family. Love, Aunt Lynn McMichael

February 27th, 2015

Pam and Jackie I am truly sorry for you loss. I would like you guys to know my thoughts and prayers are with you... R I P Uncle Jack....

March 3rd, 2015

Judy I am so sorry for your loss.We will all miss him greatly. Daddy was one of a kind. I am here for you. Love Pam

March 3rd, 2015

Sympathy and prayers for the family a d friends.

March 4th, 2015

So sorry for your loss.

March 6th, 2015

Judy, I am so sorry for your loss, Praying that you will be comforted by our Lord. I know that you will miss Jack greatly. My Love, Nellie