Harold Vincent Whittington
September 29, 1947 ~ April 13, 2012
Harold Vincent Whittington, age 64, and a well known, longtime resident died at Montrose Memorial Hospital, after a long-term struggle with his health. Harold was born Sept. 28, 1947 at Richmond, Ca., to Aursburn “A.J.” and Annie “Shane” (Hawkins) Whittington. Harold served in the United States Army for six years, from Sept. 1966 until Sept. 1972 when he was honorably discharged; then spent two years in the Reserve. While in the Army, Harold learned to operate heavy equipment, and was a remarkable talented person, during his life. He was a mechanic, auto body painter and restorer, a carpenter, a cabinet and furniture builder, creating fine works of beautiful serviceable art. Harold loved to race anything from cars to snowmobiles, a passion he shared with his brother, Russell and a hand full of good friends. Harold’s passion in life was riding his Harley’s. He had a funny, dry humor, and a passion for enjoying life. He loved the outdoors and almost every activity it provided no matter the season. From his first marriage he is survived by son, Bobby W. Whittington, and several grandchildren. He then married Sally Jeffryes and taught her son, Lynn Loss the furniture trade. He is survived by his brother, Bill Whittington and sister-in-law Loraine, and Bill’s children, Joel and Adam, brother Russell Whittington and sister-in-law Gale and by Russell’s children, Allen, Shawn, Andy and Toby Whittington. Harold enjoyed and actively supported Toby’s love of snowmobiling and motorcycle free style riding. Sister Maryann Curtis and brother-in-law Doug and by their children Richard and Debbie, and a cousin Larry Whittington of Louisiana, and by ex-wife Sally Jeffryes and her children, Lynn and Deanne. Harold often enjoyed participating in activities such as fishing, boating, hunting, and snowmobiling with family and friends, many of us will hold tight to the memories of time well spent with Harold.
A public visitation on Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012 from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. A Graveside Service with Flag presentation will follow the visitation at 11:00 am at Grand View Cemetery, west of Montrose.