Thursday, October 18th, 1934 – Monday, August 2nd, 2021
Floyd (Whit) Whitson, age 86, of May, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021, in Brownwood, Texas.
He was born on October 18, 1934, in Hot Springs, North Carolina, to Samuel Levi and Blanche (Edwards) Whitson. On March 21, 2016, he was united in marriage to Vickie Lynn Boden in Brownwood, Texas. Whit retired from the United States Navy, where he was a member of the Navy Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees, who were responsible for building much of the temporary and permanent infrastructure at U.S. military locations around the world
He is survived by his wife, Vickie Whitson; daughters, Julie Lynn Ashley, Denice Dawn Thomason, Kecia Louise Todd and husband Gene, Janelle Lea Allen and husband Mark, and Kristie Lee Roche and husband Cody; grandchildren: Candace and husband Ryan, Sarah, Tyler and husband Chris, Courtney, Jennifer, Andrew, Kellie and husband Greg, Leonard and wife Jayne, Steven and wife Kristen, Shelby, Makenzie, and Brenden; twenty-two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Owens; brother, Paul Whitson and wife Carla; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Blanche Whitson; son, Matthew Levi Whitson; first wife Gail Louise Gibson; second wife Neta Kathryn Smith; third wife, Donna Lancaster; and brother, Samuel Levi Whitson, Jr.
If desired, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1905.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, August 6, at the Comanche Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 7, in the Comanche Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Whitson Family Cemetery near Gustine in Comanche County.