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James Homer Whittle, Jr., age 58 of Springfield, passed away June 5, 2019 at his home. He was born in Nashville on August 28, 1960 to the late Rose Stokes and Billy Whittle.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Whittle; brother, Charles Whittle; and sisters, Shirley Thomas and Diana Whittle.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Darlene Whittle; sons, Joseph (Cassie) Whittle and Joseph Holt; daughters, Tonya (Kevin) Peterson and Lesly (Terry) Ivey; several grandchildren; one great- grandson; one great-granddaughter; brother; Billy Joe (Linda) Whittle; sisters, Patricia Meeks, Vickie (Neil) Dixon; step-father, Wayne Stokes; step-brother, Phillip (Tiffany) Stokes; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral service was 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation was on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 1 till 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 11 a.m. till funeral time at 3 p.m.

Pallbearers are Michael Meeks, Neil Dixon, Bryan Adams, B.J. Rains, Phillip Stokes, and Thomas Hartigan.

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