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HAYWARD, CA. - Mr. Dave G. Whitlock, age 57, a resident of Hayward, CA. passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home, due to heart failure.
Mr. Whitlock was born February 28, 1957 in Lakeland, FL. to David Giles and Patsy Ruth Russ Whitlock. He was a resident of CA. for over 20 years coming from Polk County. He graduated from South Sumter High School in Bushnell, class of 1975. He had an active curiosity that made him a modern renaissance man. Dave seemed to know about everything, its history or an interesting fact. He was a Senior Software Engineer for Spinal Modulation in Menlo Park, CA. He was one of the pioneer's and the great enthusiast of modern biotechnologies rising in Silicon Valley, CA. He studied at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dave was an avid Ham Radio Operator Armature Radio License, Call sign N7FZY, with extra operator privileges . He was an amateur wine maker, participated in the civil air patrol in FL., TX., AZ., & CA. , a certified scuba diver and a private pilot in his spare time. His family & friends will miss his unique sense of humor that seemed to rise from his way of looking at the world. He was a very brilliant interlocutor, with the deep knowledge of world history and contemporary politics and fun to be with. His passion for life and its many mysteries is one that touched all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father David G. Whitlock and father-in-law Robert J. Nichols.
Dave is survived by wife of 35 years Linda Nichols of Hayward, CA, mother Patsy R. Ackett of Lakeland, FL, brother Buddy Anderson of Bushnell, FL, sister Carla S. Anderson of Cape Cod, MA, maternal grandmother Eva Russ of Auburndale, FL, 2 uncles Arnold Russ of Lakeland, FL, Ralph Pam Russ of Lake Hamilton, FL, mother-in-law Inez Nichols of Lakeland, FL, several cousins.
Funeral services will be held 10 00 AM Friday, April 25, 2014 at Kersey Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Auburndale Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6 00 until 8 00 PM at the funeral home.
Kersey Funeral Home
108 Lake Stella Drive Auburndale, FL 33823
Published in Ledger from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2014