Saturday, March 13, 2010

Frank "Buddy" Whitesell, III


Mr. Frank "Buddy" Samuel Whitesell, III, age 45 of Gotha, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2010. Buddy was born in Deland, Florida, the son of Frank S. and Doris (Broadhurst) Whitesell Jr. He was employed as a Finance Manager for Rexel and was a FSU Booster, Graduate of Florida State and member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.


Buddy leaves to cherish his memory, wife Holly (Montgomery) Whitesell of Gotha; daughter, Mackenzie Rose Whitesell of Gotha; three sisters, Susan Ahrens of St. Augustine, FL, Kathleen Perkins of Springerville, AZ, Lynn Falk of Catonsville, MD; brother, Robert Irvin of Ocala, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours for the family will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Dobbs Funeral Home. The Memorial Service will be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Orlando, FL at 1:00 PM on Monday, March 15, 2010 with Rev. David Stephens officiating. Donations may be made in Buddy's name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, http://www.lls.org/






11 comments:

Ann Olds said...

We miss you, Buddy. God bless Holly, Mackenzie and all the loving family and friends you leave behind. Yours was a life well lived, an inspiration to us all

Janet Ward said...

Holly- there don't seem to be any words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I am praying for strength for you and your family to make it through this terrible tragedy. Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is anything at all that I can do for you.

Janet Ward

Dave said...

Holly- PLease know that you and your entire family are in our prayers. Buddy will be sadly missed and I am so glad I got the chance to meet him.

All my love and prayers,



Dave Stender

Kirsten Jepson said...

Holly, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your daughter.

Kayleen Mueller said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can not even come up with words to express how sorry I am for your loss. He was an incredible person and I was lucky to have known him.

Anonymous said...

On behalf of all of Buddy's Delt brothers, please accept our condolences. He will be truly missed.

Garvin Bowden
M.E. Iris

Anonymous said...

Holly, my deepest sympathy to you and your daughter. While no words of mine can ease your loss, may you find comfort in all of the memories you shared. I will always remember Buddy and feel very fortunate to have known him.

Terease Hill
Rexel Credit Dallas, TX

Anonymous said...

Holly and Mackenzie, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your tragic loss. I can't help but smile when I think back to the years when Buddy and I worked together in Tampa. He was truly one of the good guys.

John Kahne

Jean Bush said...

Holly - we have never met, but I am the sister of your neighbor, Pamela North. I spoke with her yesterday and she told me about your terrible loss. I wanted to tell you how sorry I am, and to let you know that I will be praying for you and your beautiful little girl, and will be asking my church to do the same. It's so hard to understand why God would let such a terrible thing happen to such a wonderful man, but know that He is there to give you strength and peace. When my 2-month old grandson, Darin passed away, my Pastor's wife quoted this scripture to me, and I have found peace and comfort in these words more often than I can remember. It's found in Psalms 34, the 18th verse. It says, "The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite (crushed) spirit." Hang onto God during this difficult time. Jean Bush

Brian Hill said...

Holly, it was great to see you and your family. It was a tough couple of days and I know the road ahead seems like one long "knife's edge" hike. Stay close to your family and friends. God will work through them to hold you up. Ask Him to take away all your worries, all of your sadness, and all of your despair. He will answer your prayers if you only ask. Know that I and that many others here in Michigan are praying for you and Mackenzie. Carpe Diem, Brian

MAC LEE said...

HOLLY;
YOU DO NOT KNOW ME BUT I FEEL LIKE I KNOW YOU AND MACKENZIE. BUDDY AND I WERE ROOM MATES IN ST. LOUIS BACK IN 2005-2006 WHEN WE WERE BOTH IN SAP TRAINING WITH GRAYBAR ELECTRIC COMPANY. I RECALL HOW BUDDY SPOKE FONDLY OF HIS FAMILY AND TOOK GREAT PRIDE IN SHOWING PICTURES OF YOU AND YOUR LOVELY DAUGHTER. HE WAS A LOYAL FAMILY MAN AND HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. I ENJOYED THE WEEK WE SPENT TOGETHER AND AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

MAC LEE
GRAYBAR ELECTRIC CO., INC (RETIRED)
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA