No services are scheduled at this time for Douglas Whitman, 77, who passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011, at his home. Douglas will be cremated according to his wishes. Douglas was born July 30, 1933, in Haleyville, Ala., to Levi and Sarah Addie McNutt Whitman.
His parents preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Dunlap, in 2002. He is survived by his companion, Carolyn Risch, of Roswell; sons: Allan Whitman and wife, Magdalena, of Apple Valley, Calif., and Dale Whitman and wife, Julie, of Antioch, Calif.; daughters: Pamela Darby and husband, Charles, of Lancaster, Calif., and Debra Padan and husband, Jay, of San Pablo, Calif.; nine grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.
Mr. Whitman worked as a steel worker. His favorite pastimes were bowling and playing cards. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 1856, Clovis, N.M., 88101. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballard funeralhome.com.