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James “Jimmy” Whitmarsh, 79, of Howardwick, formerly of Pampa, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday May 19, 2020 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. Jim Fox, pastor at First Baptist Church of Howardwick, officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. Jimmy’s service will be live streamed at https://www.carmichael-whatley.com/page/live-streaming.
Mr. Whitmarsh was born on August 13, 1940 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Byron and Lucile Whitmarsh and graduated from Vici High School in 1958. After high school, Jimmy moved to Pampa to work in the oilfield. He married Lynda Boyd on March 5, 1960 in Kingsmill. In 1961 Jimmy joined the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier. He retired after 38 years of service. While working for the Postal Service, Jimmy was also the Treasurer of Page Federal Credit Union. He attended First Baptist Church in Howardwick and was a band booster and officer with the Pride of Pampa Band. Jimmy loved to garden, play bingo, and spend time on the road in his travel trailer. He was fascinated by trains and never passed up an opportunity to ride one. Jimmy even built a train track in his game room, over the pool table. His pride and joy were his family.
Jimmy was preceded in death by a daughter, Katrina Bradford on November 12, 2013 and infant grandson, David Allen Bradford.
He is survived by his wife, Lynda of the home; two daughters, Cheryl Levens and husband John of North Richland Hills, and Cynthia Whitmarsh and husband Andrei Kiiachko of Rockville, Maryland; a son-in-law, Steve Bradford of Frisco; seven grandchildren, Michael Levens and wife Brooke, Christian Levens, Dmitri Kiiachko, Vanessa Kiiachko, Theodore Kiiachko, Matthew Bradford and wife Michelle, and Chelsea Bardwell and husband Joseph; three great grandchildren, Adeline Bardwell, Levi Bardwell and Philip Bradford; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Phyllis and Dean LaRue of Pampa and a brother-in-law, Danny Boyd.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Howardwick, 235 Rick Husband Blvd, Howardwick, TX 79226 or the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel
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