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John Wallace Whiting

April 11, 1927 — December 21, 2020

North Manchester

John Wallace Whiting, 93, North Manchester, Indiana, passed away December 21, 2020 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, Indiana. John was born in Renick, West Virginia, on April 11, 1927 to the late Joseph Earle and Nannie Hyde (Bright) Whiting.

After graduating from Renick High School in 1944, John enlisted in the United States Navy. During his time in the military, John served in World War II on the USS Hancock (CV-19), once the the war ended, he was stationed in China with the First Marine Division.

After being Honorably discharged from the United States Navy, John returned home and graduated from Morris Harvey College, which eventually became the University of Charleston. On January 22, 1950 John married Gloria Elaine Michael. During their nearly seventy-one years of marriage, John worked as an accountant for Kroger Co. for thirty-six years in various divisions;  bakery, sausage, meat packing, eggs, and cheese. On Sundays John and Gloria could be found at the Lafontaine United Methodist Church and later in life, the North Manchester United Methodist Church, where they were both members.

John loved passing the time by watching sports, especially the Cincinnati Reds and Purdue Boilermakers. He also enjoyed deer hunting, driving around the country to visit family and friends, and spending many summers at their A-frame house in Petersburg, West Virginia. He also relished his time of solving crossword puzzles. John was giving with his accounting skills and often volunteered his time to RT Rogers Oil Company in Hinton, West Virginia, The Maysville Cemetery Association, and the Shepherd’s Center in North Manchester, Indiana, where he enjoyed spending time.

The loving memory of John Wallace Whiting will be forever cherished by his wife, Gloria Elaine Whiting, North Manchester, Indiana; sons, J. Kirk (Betty) Whiting, Chesterton, Indiana and Keith A. (Paula) Whiting, North Manchester, Indiana; brother-in-law, Ted Rogers; and lifelong friend, Pastor Larry Ray, North Manchester, Indiana. John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, George Whiting; and sisters, Leone Bickell and Lucille Whiting.

A graveside service will be held Monday, December 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Maysville Cemetery, 14 Lunice Creek Highway, Maysville, West Virginia.

For those who wish to honor the memory of John Wallace Whiting, memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd’s Center, P.O. Box 243, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or the North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.


North Manchester United Methodist Church
306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester IN 46962

Shepherd's Center
P.O. Box 243, North Manchester IN 46962

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Monday, December 28, 2020

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Maysville Cemetery

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