Gerald Lee Whittle, 86, died Jan. 3, 2013, in Crystal River, Fla. Mr. Whittle was born in Sarasota, Fla., Oct. 4, 1926. He was the son of the late Reason Alexander Whittle and Ruby Ervin Paullin Whittle. Mr. Whittle retired as a welder and ironworker with Florida Power, he was also an underwater diver, and aviator. He served in World War II with the U.S. Army and was a member of VFW Post 8698 in Inglis.
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He is survived by his daughters, Beverly Kay McBride, and Shirley Jeanette Addison and his son, Hulen Workman Jr., all of Inglis, along with seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. A service will follow at 11 a.m., in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Christopher Greaves of Rainbow Springs Village Church officiating. Interment in Dunnellon Memorial Gardens will follow immediately.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 5, 2013