Gordon Reed Whitman

Gordon Reed Whitman, age 81, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015.

Born July 22, 1934 in Greencastle, he was the son of Paul and Lucille (Allee) Whitman and was a graduate of Greencastle High School “Class of 1952”. He had attended Purdue University School of Agriculture, receiving his certificate in Animal Husbandry. He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army.

Gordon was a farmer and worked at the Tractor Supply Company, Greencastle. He had previously worked for the North American Capacitor Company, formerly Mallorys.

He was a member of the Greencastle Christian Church; Putnam County Fair Board; Farmers Home Administration County Committee 1964-1967; and South Putnam Community Schools Corporation School Board 1971-1975. He had received awards for National Champion Dairy Judging Team Richmond, VA. 1951; Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Basketball Player Award 1951-1952; Kiwanis Award 1952 for outstanding ability, sportsmanship, mental attitude scholarship, and Putnam County Fair 4-H Beef Showmanship Award 1953.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell (Aiken) Whitman; sons, Steve (Jody) Whitman and Greg (Janet) Whitman; a sister, Betty Bayliff; grandchildren, Andrew Whitman and Kayla Whitman; step grandson, Dustin Hiles; and great grandson, Gabriel Whitman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Marjorie Kroft.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will follow at the Cloverdale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM on Friday until time of service at the funeral home

Memorial contributions may be made in memory to the Putnam County 4-H Fairgrounds or the Greencastle Alumni Association, c/o the Putnam County Foundation 2 N. Jackson St. Greencastle, IN. 46135.
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