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James Whidden

November 14, 2009 — November 12, 2009

James Whidden

WHIDDEN, JAMES "Frank", age 75 of Sebring, FL, died Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Punta Rassa, FL to Henry Everett and Daisy Belle Whidden, on Jan. 29, 1934. A retired fighter pilot fro the U.S.A.F. In April 1974. Frank taught at Sebring High School from Jan. 1975 to Jan. 1995. A member of First Baptist Church, Sebring and a member of Friendship Keeper Sunday School Class. Frank enjoyed sailing, golfing and fishing with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Sebring; three sons, James F. Whidden II and his wife, Diane), Melbourne, FL, Richard S. Whidden and his wife, Theresa, Sebring and Jerry T. Whidden and his wife, Sherri, Avon Park, FL; brother, Eddie Ray Whidden, Anniston, AL; sister, Helen Sternglanz, Grottos, VA; five grandchildren, Tania Stoner and husband Andy, Justin Whidden, Darren Whidden Paizley Whidden and Brooks Whidden. Three great grandchildren, Shelby Lee, Addison Kaye and Andrew Jake Stoner. Visitation 5-7 pm, Saturday at Morris Funeral Chapel. Services 2:00 pm, Sunday, at First Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed at In Lieu of flowers Memorials maybe made to Moffitt Cancer Center, Office of Development, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33613-9497 MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, Sebring, FL


Born: January 29, 1934
Place of Birth: Punta Rassa, MS
Death: November 12, 2009
Place of Death: Sebring, FL
Occupation: Teacher
Hobbies: sailing, golfing and fishing
Organizations: First Baptist Church,
Sebring and Friendship Keeper Sunday School Class

Preceded In Death By

Henry Everett Whidden, Father
Daisy Belle Whidden, Mother

Survived By

Shirley Whidden, Spouse
James F. (Diane) Whidden II, Son
Richard S. (Theresa) Whidden, Son
Jerry T. (Sherri) Whidden, Son
Eddie Ray Whidden, Brother
Helen Sternglanz, Sister
Tania (Andy) Stoner, Granddaughter
Justin Whidden, Grandson
Darren Whidden, Grandson
Paizley Whidden, Grandchild
Brooks Whidden, Grandchild
Shelby Lee, Great-Granddaughter
Addison Kaye, Great-Grandson
Andrew Jake Stoner, Great-Grandson

Life Story

The American Eagle
Posted: November 14, 2009

I was only really good at one thing back in my high school years and it was art. My favorite teacher was Mr. Whidden and when you hear the "truth will set you free", it truly does. Nothing means freedom like the American Bald Eagle. I did a project of an American Bald Eagle and gave it to Mr. Whidden. It was my way of saying thanks for allowing me to think.


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