Robert David Whitten ("Bob"), 75, of Citrus Springs, Fla., formerly of Peabody, Mass., lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at home.
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He was born July 9, 1938, in Wolfeboro, N.H., the son of the late Walter and Beatrice (Watson) Whitten. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Bob was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving terms in Germany ('59-'60), Alaska ('60-'61), Vietnam ('63-'64) , Okinawa ('65-'68) and Korea ('69-'70). While in service, he earned several medals, including: Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals (2), Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon and Expert Badge for the Rifle M-14.
After his military service, Bob worked as a diesel mechanic at United Parcel Service (UPS) in Lynnefield, Mass., for 27 years. He and his wife retired and moved to Florida in January 2000.
Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Carol (Auger) Whitten; his son, Robert D. Whitten II, and his wife Brenda; his youngest daughter, Kimberly Whitten; and two grandchildren, Jaclyn and Douglas Pelletier.
He was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Debora C. Whitten.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon. Bob will be buried in a family plot in Center Tuftonboro, N.H.
Expressions of sympathy can be made online at www.robertsofdunnellon.com.
Roberts Funeral Home And Crematory Of Dunnellon Inc
19939 E Pennsylvania Ave
Dunnellon, FL 34432
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Sept. 29, 2013