Adam B. Whitman, Jr. ,86, passed away, March 23, 2013. Born on January 30, 1927, in Kurthwood, Louisiana, he was the son of Adam B. and Girdie Simmons Whitman and was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel; his second wife, Betty; and his brother, Leroy.
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Upon graduation from high school Adam turned down a full college scholarship to join the US Army where he served over two years.
He subsequently graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in geology and then spent over 35 years in the oil exploration in the US, South America, Europe and the Middle East.
Adam is survived by his sister, Marguerite (Hassel L) Parker of Winston Salem, North Carolina and his brother, Oren Reid Whitman of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston 77030-4123 or to a
A private memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 4, 2013