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Life Celebration Memorial Service

Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home
Saturday April 23rd, 2022

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James Daniel Whitmore, Jr.

James Daniel Whitmore, Jr.

James D. Whitmore, Jr., age 82 of West Springfield, Pa.  Had chosen to repent of his sin and had placed his faith in The Lord Jesus Christ!  He went to be with his Saviour; on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa.


Jim was born in Erie, Pa on March 30 1939, the son of James D. and Arlene June (Summerville) Whitmore, Sr.  He graduated from Springfield High School in 1958 and proudly served in the Army National Guard for eight years.  Jim worked as a custom tool and die maker for many years.  His career started in 1961-1966 at Premix at $1.00 an hour.  By the time he became the General Foreman of Production, and they offered him the job of Production Manager, but the shop would have to be his first priority.   Jim was a family man and didn’t want to do that so within a couple of months, he went to work at Emco Wheaton from 1966-1982 and was instrumental in the first Vapor-Recovery Nozzle with a patent.  He then moved on to Triangle Tool till his retirement in 2006.  He also has had a small machine shop at his home since the early 70’s, till 2020!  Jim truly enjoyed skilled labor!


He attended and supported Lighthouse Baptist Church in Ashtabula, Ohio; since 1996.  He had been a past member of the West Springfield VFW Post#4965, and a past member of the John Birch Society.  He still kept up with conservative truth through the Roku channel, Crosstalk on VCY America, and by reading, The New American, Newsmax, The Epoch Times, etc.  He also supported American Center for Law and Justice, Judicial Watch, Faith & Freedom Coalition, Springfield Fire Department, and West County Paramedics.  He enjoyed gardening, farming, and driving his grandchildren around on his tractors.  He loved his God-given family with all his heart!


His Mother, Arlene June Whitmore preceded Jim in death on May of 1995;  and his dad, James D. Sr., died on April 25, 2013.  His stepmother, Phyllis Egner Whitmore, August 17, 2021.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Kubiak, three brothers; John Nathan, Thomas Edward, and Ronald Lee Whitmore and a brother-in-Law, Felix Burgos, and one great-granddaughter, Michele Grace Calvao, April 3, 2011.


Jim is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ellen Frances (Richards) Whitmore and four children.  William James Whitmore and Nancy Purcell of Hereford, TX; Thomas Lee Whitmore of Conneaut, OH; a daughter-in-law, Joy Rice Whitmore of Louisville, TX; and Michele Marie (Gerald) South  of Easley, SC; and David Shawn (Dawn Kelley) Whitmore of Taubate, Brazil.  Jim is also survived by two sisters:  Beckie Burgos of Conneaut, OH and Ruby Johnson of Girard, Pa and two step-brothers; Gary Egner of Concord, OH and Keith (Teresa) Egner of St. Petersburg, FL and a Step-sister, Carol (Vince) Blancato also of Florida; Eleven Grandchildren and five Great-Grandchildren, Ellen’s brother, Melvin Richards and a sister, Betty (Richards) Fuller, a buddies, Jake and Cooper Eaton of West Springfield, along with several nieces and nephews.


Calling hours will be observed from 11 am till 1 pm, with the Life Celebration Memorial Service at 1 pm; on Saturday April 23rd 2022; at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, PA, combined with his sister, Ruby Johnson, who since passed January 15, 2022.  Missionary David Whitmore and Pastor Brian Miller will Officiate.  Romans 3:23, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9, 10, 13.


Memorials may be made to the West County Paramedics, 6852 Meadville Rd, Girard, PA 16417.

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A candle was lit in memory of James Whitmore, Jr.

jennifer egner Apr 5 2022 3:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Whitmore, Jr.

Bill & Vickie Takach Jan 16 2022 3:45 PM

This has come as an unexpected sadness to us all. Jim always had a smile and kind word for us. Our prayers are with Ellen and the family.

John and Judy Jones Dec 27 2021 12:14 AM

Sorry, for your loss, prayers to the family, Jim was a classmate.

Linda Dietz Dec 21 2021 6:48 PM

So sorry for your loss sending hugs and prayers

Rhonda Ciotti Dec 21 2021 12:19 PM

Ellen and family. So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May God continue to give you all strength and comfort though these difficult days.

Carol Everden Dec 20 2021 10:20 PM

Mrs. Whitmore, my deepest condolences. I hope your memories of Mr. Whitmore live in your heart forever. May God bless you and your family and may you find strength in each other's love.

Mark Leone Dec 17 2021 9:57 PM

RIP Jim...

Pete Detzel Dec 17 2021 8:41 PM