William H. Whitmore Jr. NORFOLK - William Harvey Whitmore Jr., M.D., died April 15, 2011 at the age of 85. Born in 1926 in Portsmouth to Dr. and Mrs. William Harvey Whitmore, M.D., Dr. Whitmore graduated from Virginia Military Institute, '48A and went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia, '52. He interned at Johnson Willis and did his residency at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was on the honorary staff at DePaul, Norfolk General and Leigh Memorial Hospitals; a member of the Medical Society of Virginia and a fellow with AARP; and a Mensa Society member. Dr. Whitmore practiced medicine for more than 35 years until health problems forced him to retire. He later became a sole-proprietor, broker-dealer and author of two books. He loved sailing, was a member of the Norfolk Yacht & Country Club and St. Stephens Church. Dr. Whitmore is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Lamar Kimberly Whitmore; six children, William Harvey III, Brent Cartmell, Katharine Kimberly, Margaret Mitchell, John Kimberly and Harriet Lamar; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Jane W. Whittemore of Virginia Beach and Mary Ellen Cheek of Mornington, Australia. There will be private wake Saturday, April 23. In lieu of flowers please make any memorial donations to Virginia Military Institute. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cremate.org.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 20, 2011