Date of Death: October 24, 2019

Service Details

In accordance with Rex’s wishes cremation will be conducted and graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Lower Flatbush Cemetery, Flowerfield Twp, MI.

Obituary Notice

Rex Conrad Whitney, age 92, of Three Rivers passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 surrounded by his family at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence. He was born in Caruthersville, MO on July 12, 1927 the son of Roy H. and Leatha V. (Cullom) Whitney. Rex enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and gardening. He also loved to tinker with any hands on project he could find and spend many enjoyable hours fixing things as well. Rex and his wife, Barb enjoyed taking drives together along with their dog, Tro.

Rex was preceded in passing by parents, three brothers, and one sister.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife, Barbara Jean Whitney ; daughters, SueAnn (Todd) Voland and Darlene (Mike) Mitchell; sons, Rodney C. Whitney and Dale (Diane) Norton; brothers, Jack, Charles, and Larry Whitney; sister, Marion Overton; grandchildren; Merissa (Derek) Countryman, Maureen “Moe” Whitney, and Abby (Jerry) Krane; four great grandchildren.

Additional Information

Memorial donations may be directed to Rose Arbor Hospice Residence. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. Merissa and Mo, I am so sorry to learn that you lost your Grandpa. I am so thankful that you had him here, for so long. Sending love and prayers to you and your family, in your time of loss.

  2. Mr Whitney is an ever alive memory for me and so many others if his 90th birthday party at Rodney’s was an indication of appreciation and respect for him.

    As my neighbor, he took time to check on me several times a month. I would hear his 4 wheeler coming and see him smiling with Nitro on the front. He taught me about many things from lawn mowers to poke weed. He talked about real things and when I asked about Barbara Jean he would shake his head and say how amazing she was and he didn’t know how she could do so much. He is an interesting soul.

  3. We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of grandpa. It’s the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you’ll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in our every prayer and thought. We love you.

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