Monty Marvin Whipple, Sr., age 83, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
He was born February 7, 1936 to Lavina and Seward Whipple in Oronoco, Minnesota. He proudly served his country for 22 years in the United States Navy and retired as Senior Chief Officer. He served as instructor and his military life enable him to teach young men and women in naval stations in the states and territories of the United States as well as around the world. He served aboard the carriers U. S. S. Kittyhawk and the U. S. S. Saratoga.
He enjoyed traveling, fishing, working on cars, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Monty will be deeply and sincerely missed by not only his family, but by the many people whose lives he touched with his thoughtfulness and generosity.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Juanita.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Kathryn (Mike) Durmon of DeLeon, Texas, and Monty Whipple, Jr. of Alice, Texas; his grandchildren, Michael (Bobbey) Whipple, Robert Thomas, Naomi (Bryan) Bramlett, Christopher Whipple, Micha (Jamie) Whipple, and Freddy Whipple; numerous great-grandchildren and many great friends.
A Private Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at a later date at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.
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