James Grady Whitt
September 23, 1949 - July 25, 2019
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Greenlawn Funeral Home East
3540 East Seminole
Springfield, Missouri 65809
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Friday 8/2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Greenlawn Funeral Home East
3540 East Seminole
Springfield, Missouri 65809
(417) 887-6565 | Map
Saturday 8/3, 11:00 am

James Grady Whitt, Jr. September 23, 1949 ~ July 25, 2019 On September 23, 1949 a boy was born in downtown Los Angeles, CA. He would soon make Reita Harmon Whitt and James Grady Whitt the happiest couple in the world when they formally adopted him and gave him the name James Grady Whitt Jr.…

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Autumn Gonzales left a message on February 6, 2020:
I know this is nearly a year after, but I just wanted to say how much Mr. Whitt has touched my life. He was my professor for three separate courses during my time at OTC. I learned so much from this man- I remember him often, especially when I'm in front of my own classes. He is greatly missed.
Steve Brown left a message on August 5, 2019:
I will remember Jim as one of the first friendly faces I saw when I began teaching at LHS in 1980. We ended up spending quite a bit of time together coaching 8th grade football, sponsoring the Junior class and Prom, and playing softball. I appreciated the friendship and encouragement at that early time in my career. Liz, I hope you and the boys find great peace during this time. Steve Brown
David Reid left a message on August 1, 2019:
Our sincere condolences to Liz and the family. I have many great memories from our days on the softball field. Thoughts and prayers.
RoyAnn Caswell left a message on July 31, 2019:
I’m so sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences to the family. Mr. Whitt was such a great teacher of mine at Lebanon High School in the late 1970’s. ?
Kay Murnan left a message on July 31, 2019:
We will all miss Jim; he gave us all so much through his life and career. I had the privilege of working with Jim at OTC. He was a terrific instructor and friend. He taught by his example of how to live a worthy caring life. I will miss him. Kay Murnan
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[email protected] left a message on July 30, 2019:
You learn a lot about parents when you see their kids compete.., The Whitt boys had both talent & respect for the game & their opponents.. pretty sure that was home grown.., Sorry for your loss.. your Dad was a great guy. Coach Stratton
Tracy Adams left a message on July 30, 2019:
What a beautiful written remembrance; it captures Jim so perfectly. I am so saddened by the loss of Jim and for his family, friends, and everyone whose life he touched.
[email protected] left a message on July 30, 2019:
Liz, and all the kids we watched the boys grow up always thinking they were the cutest kids on the field, little did we know that we would be blessed to become a part of the family. Thank you for loving our daughter as one of your own. We will miss sharing grandpa duties with Jim and will do our best to love and support all of you. Mike and Theresa
Tommy Millsap left a message on July 29, 2019:
Mr. Whitt was one of my all time favorite teachers at LHS. He was an awesome teacher and even more an awesome guy! Prayers for the family. Tommy Millsap
Don Brenton left a message on July 29, 2019:
Hearts ache for you and with you Liz...Prayers...
Cindy Carroll left a message on July 28, 2019:
Liz, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Cindy McKinley Carroll
Jack&Linda Crawford left a message on July 28, 2019:
We are very sorry to hear of Jim's death. Our deepest condolences to the family. God be with you.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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