Richard Lee "Dick" Whitmire, 66, died Friday, October 12, 2007, in Tallahassee, Florida. A celebration of Dick's life will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, October 15, at Bevis Funeral Home Chapel. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Florida State University Foundation, 2010 Levy Ave., Building B, Suite No. 300, Tallahassee, FL 32306, or a charity of one's choice.
He was born September 29, 1941, in Spartanburg, S.C., and moved to Tallahassee in 1954. He attended Leon High School and graduated in 1959. He attended Florida State University, where he was on the golf team and graduated in 1963. He worked for the State of Florida in various departments until finally retiring from the Department of Transportation after 30 years of service in 1999. Dick was a proficient golfer who played for many years at Capital City Country Club. He was a zealous FSU fan, having held season tickets for both football and basketball for many years. He served as president of the FSU Quarterback Club from 1982-1983.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Cline Whitmire, and son, Lee Whitmire. Other survivors include brothers, William K. Whitmire (wife Merrilee) of Ocoee, Fla., and James Ronald Whitmire of Havana, Fla.; sister, Vicki Brand (husband David) of Tallahassee; nephews, Ronnie Whitmire of Tallahassee and Billy Whitmire of Ocoee, Fla.; niece, Amber Floyd (husband Lyle) of Tallahassee; stepchildren, Odis "Scooter" Kendrick (wife Tricia) of Houston, Texas, and Kit Castaldo (husband Scott) of Atlanta, Ga.; and grandchildren, Jade, Noah, Logan and Caitlyn.