WHITMORE John Joseph Johnny Whitmore, 91, formerly of Harrisonburg, VA, passed away February 1, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He was born November 28, 1925, in St. Petersburg, FL, to the late Amos McKinley and Minnie Mitchell Whitmore. He served his country in the U.S. Army/Air Force Division during W.W. II. He was a lifetime member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 450, and a past member of the Moose Lodge No. 1686 in Harrisonburg, VA. Johnny is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anne; son, John R. Whitmore, of Henrico, VA; daughter, Anne W. Kin Eckert (Frank), and his grandson, John F. Eckert, all of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Frances Plecker of Harrisonburg, VA; numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister, Helen W. Diehl, of Mt. Sidney, VA. A memorial service will be held February 18, 2017, at 2pm at the Kyger Funeral Home, 3173 Spotswood Trail, Harrisonburg, VA. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Safety Glasses Fund of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #450, 482 South Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 in memory of John Whitmore.
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