Benjamin E. Whitney, 93, died Aug. 22, 2013, at home in Dunnellon, Fla. Mr. Whitney was born to Alvin E. and Hazel B. Nelson Whitney March 9, 1920 in Millbury, Mass., and moved to Dunnellon in 1951 from Massachusetts. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII and spent 25 years working for Eli Whit Company, Ocala in retail sales. He was also a member of the Ocala Dance Club.
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Mr. Whitney was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine Whitney in 1980 and leaves a son, Richard Whitney; grandsons, Todd and Chad Whitney; great-granddaughter, Skylar Whitney; and great-grandsons, Tristan and Jaxson Whitney.
Visitation was at Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Dunnellon Sunday, Aug. 25 with services following at 11 a.m., with Father Kevin MacGabhann officiating. Burial Monday, Aug. 26, Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton.
Those who wish may make contributions to Gentiva Hospice Foundation of Marion County, 1320 S.E. 25th Loop, Suite 101, Ocala, FL, 34471.
Funeral arrangements are under the careful direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. Online condolences may be made to: www.robertsofdunnellon.com.
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19939 E Pennsylvania Ave Dunnellon, FL 34432
Published in Riverland News on Aug. 28, 2013