William R. Whipkey

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William R. Whipkey, born May 2, 1930 in Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away in his home on July 31, 2015 at 7:20 pm surrounded by his family. Bill, as he is known to friends and family, is survived by his wife Catherine Whipkey, ‘Cathy’ to whom he was married for 63 years; and his two daughters. Bill’s children are eldest daughter, Sharon Bayus, husband Michael and children Chris Bayus, Dena & Josh Jouffray, and Michelle Starling; as well as his youngest daughter, Patty Rhodes, husband Ben and their children John, Joey & Wife Maria, Jeremy & wife Kristina, and Jaemi & husband Stefan Peterson. Bill is also survived by his youngest brother, Larry Whipkey; in addition to nine (9) great-grandchildren Justice, John, Jaelyn, Ariel, Declan, Dylan, Blair, Noah and Gia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
 
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.  A reception will follow in the Wesley Hall.  Entombment will be held at 2:00 P.M. at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.
 
Condolences may be sent to the Whipkey family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.whipkey

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