Date of Death: June 10, 2021

Service Details

In accordance with Jack’s wishes, cremation has been conducted. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Flowerfield Missionary Baptist Church, 15525 Flowerfield Rd., Three Rivers. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Josh Mullins officiating. Interment will be in Flowerfield Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Jack Wayne Whitney, 79, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at home on June 10, 2021.

He was born in Bald Knob, Arkansas, on Jan. 9, 1942, the son of Roy H. and Leatha V. (Cullom) Whitney.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother and sister-in-law Roy H. Jr. & Martha Whitney; his brothers, Rex, Robert (Bob) & Johnny (John) Whitney; sister, Peggy Westra; and brother-in-law Grady Overton.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles (Chuck) & Midge Whitney and Larry & Cindy Whitney; sister, Marion Overton; sister-in-law, Barbara Whitney; stepsons Everett (Ed) & Zenaida Miller, James (Jim) & Tammy Kelley and Robert (Bob) Kelley; many nieces and nephews; and good friends Les Huntington, Richard Hay, Jeff Price and John Alwine.

Jack enjoyed motorcycling and snowmobiling with his nephews John R. & John D. Overton, Don & Mike Overton, and Roger Whitney.

Jack & Barbara also enjoyed the time and vacations they spent with their nieces, Leigh (Whitney) Colgrove and Catherine (Whitney) Brooks; and Jeff’s sons, Wesley & Adam Price.

We thank Flowerfield Missionary Baptist Church for prayers, visits, food, gifts, cards and flowers, and to Bronson Burn & Wound Center (Kalamazoo) and Specialty Clinic (Three Rivers). We thank all of you that took care of Jack during his treatments.

Thank you to Hospice of Three Rivers for your time spent with Jack & Barbara keeping him comfortable.

Thank all of you again and God bless you.

Additional Information

Donations in Jack’s memory may be directed to Flowerfield Missionary Baptist Church, St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund or Three Rivers Hospice. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of his arrangements.

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  1. I only found out about Jack’s passing with the return of my Christmas card since I now live far away. My condolences. Jack was an amazing man, and took me under his wing when I was young and helped me a great deal.

  2. Barb I am so sorry or your loss, Jack was a great guy seemed to always have a smile on his face..God Bless You are in Our Prayers
    Michael Lunger and Family’

  3. Barb I am so sorry for your loss!! I enjoyed getting to see you and Jack coming into the office!! He will be dearly missed! Prayers and hugs

  4. Jack was my grandpa’s brother and although they looked very different…seeing Jack always reminded me of grandpa. I will miss him very much. Love you Barb! 💙

  5. Jack meant so much to my daughter Renay while she was growing up. She still talks about the golf cart rides they used to take. He was so good to both of us and we loved having him & Barb as neighbors.

    I am so sorry for your loss Barb, Renay and I love you so very much. If you need anything we are only a phone call away.

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