JAMES WILLIAM “BUDDY” WHITLOCK, 67 of Sebring passed away September 1, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospice. He was born in Avon Park and a lifelong resident of Sebring. He graduated from Sebring High School in 1970, served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1972-1981, owned Whitlock Land Surveying and a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. He served on the Sebring City Council from 1996-1999 and again from 2002-2017. In 2010 he helped organize Sebring Thunder and also help organize The 2nd Saturday Night Car Show. He is survived by his wife Kathy, 2 daughters, Nancy (Jim) Stout, Tracy Whitlock and his son Cale; sisters, Diana Birge, Sandy Hayes and Susie Teeple; 4 grandchildren, Brittney McManus, Kelsey McManus, Hayley Stout and Kali Whitlock; 2 great grandchildren, Slanden McManus and Micah McManus. Graveside services will be Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Pinecrest Cemetery. Family request Casual dress in your favorite sports jersey, shirt or cap as Buddy was a big fan of the New York Yankees, Sebring Blue Streaks and NASCAR. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ or Good Shepherd Hospice. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Chapel. www.morrisfuneralchapel.com
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