NEWPORT NEWS - Douglas Ambrose Whitlock, 91, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 16, 2008.
A World War II veteran of the Navy and a native of Roanoke, he was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church and former soloist with the Newport News Operatic Society and Meister Singers. He volunteered for Pastoral care with Riverside Regional Convalescent Center for 17 years. He was a caring, generous person who always responded when help was needed.
Doug is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 67 years, Edmund Pearson Whitlock, and two sons, Timothy W. Whitlock of Yorktown and Edmund D. Whitlock and wife, Suzanne, of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Tiffany Meadows and husband, Edward, Justin Whitlock and Matthew Whitlock; two sisters, Lucille Williams and Rachel Hayes; two great-grandchildren; and a host of loving relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the funeral home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Riverside Convalescent Center Pastoral Care, 1000 Old Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602.
Published in Daily Press on Apr. 18, 2008.