WILLHITE, James Floyd "Jim" of Pin-ellas Park, join-ed his wife July 7, 2014. Jim, born in Kentucky, and serv-ed U.S. Army during WWII. After the war, he moved to Michigan where he met Virginia Hibbard. They were married Sept. 4, 1948. Jim worked for the Detroit House of Corrections, as Superintendent of Maintenance before retiring. Jim loved spending time with family. He and Virginia traveled the world extensively together. Jim was a true gentleman, and generous with both his time and knowledge. He loved ice cream and adventures. He was a greeter at Rosie's Clam Shack, entertaining customers with his life stories. Jim is survived by six children, Sharon (Paul) Jones, Barbara (Bill) Machnis, David (Karen) Willhite, Rosemary "Rosie" Slater, Patricia (John) Boderick, Michael (Wanda) Willhite; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Virginia. A gathering will be held Saturday, July 26, from 10-11 am, with Memorial Services commencing at 11 am at Sylvan Abbey, 2853 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater FL.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 12, 2014