Graveside services for Jack W. Whitsett, 94, of Coral Gables, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Hurricane Creek Cemetery, Westville, Mr. Whitsett died Nov. 24 at his home. He was born March 5, 1919, in Mountain View, Wyo., the son of Julian C. and Mabel J. Coburn Whitsett. The family later moved to Oregon, where he later graduated from Oregon State University. He was a career Air Force officer, beginning with service during World War II, when he piloted P51s in the Pacific theater, and continuing until his retirement as a colonel in 1964. He married Anne Ruth Andrews of Bonifay, and they lived in several places around the country until settling in Coral Gables in the 1960s. They also owned and managed tracts of timberland in the Florida panhandle and also maintained a second home near Westview.
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Mr. Whitsett is survived by two sisters, Mary Ann Stewart of Talent, Ore., and Myrtle Zoller of Medford, Ore., and several nieces and nephews.
Pittman Funeral Home, Geneva, Ala., directing.
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Dec. 4, 2013