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Jon B. Whittington

July 31, 1938 — January 5, 2024

Bossier City

Jon B. Whittington

 

A Funeral Service for Jon B. Whittington, 85, of Bossier City, Louisiana will be held on Monday, January 8, 2024, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home 2201 Airline Drive Bossier City, Louisiana at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery 5185 Swan Lake Road, Bossier City, Louisiana. A visitation will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Monday, January 8, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Officiating the service will be Reverend Miles Holladay of Asbury United Methodist Church of Bossier City, Louisiana.

Jon B. Whittington was born on July 31, 1938, to Cedric and Marcia Whittington in Shreveport, Louisiana, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 5, 2024, in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Jon graduated from Bossier High School and Northwestern State University. He married his one true love Myla on February 24, 1961, and spent 58 years together until she passed away in 2019. Together they had and raised three beautiful daughters.

Jon was a self-employed contractor. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker. He could build, make, or fix just about anything. He was a history buff who loved the old South and Confederate States of America. He did Civil War reenactments and loved representing a part of history and a time that he felt he truly belonged in.  He was a Life Member of the NRA and was a gunsmith who made pistols and rifles. He also made knives.

Jon loved his 1926 Ford Model T. At the age of 15, his father gave him a box full of Model T Parts. He spent years building and restoring this car and it became his pride and joy. After the passing of his wife Myla, he would drive it to the cemetery to visit her.

Jon collected and repaired antique clocks. He loved being outdoors and appreciated all nature and wildlife. The most important thing to Jon was his family. He loved them deeply and took great pride in them and all their accomplishments. He had a special place in his heart for children. He always thought they were the truest and most honest people. This made him the best Tataw there could ever be. He was an honorable man who lived a full life with the ones he loved and will be missed dearly by them all.

Jon B. Whittington was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Myla Whittington; granddaughter, Katy Watkins; and son-in-love, Marshall Bohn. Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Susan W. Leidner; daughters, Melanie Barbe and husband, Ted, Robyn Watkins and husband, Steve, and Marci Whittington; grandchildren, Matt Blocker and wife, Abby, Sarah Blocker Weaver and husband, Matt, Emily Watkins Boyd and husband, Benjamin, Andrew Watkins and wife, Madelynn, eight great-grandchildren, and his beloved cat, Sweetie pie.

Honoring Jon as pallbearers will be Matt Blocker, Andrew Watkins, Matt Weaver, Benjamin Boyd, Clark Whittington, Greg Whittington, Doug Whittington, and Walt Bigby.

The family would like to express a special thanks for the love and wonderful care provided by Shari Powell R.N. with Bristol Hospice and Sherry Harris his caregiver.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital.  501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, January 8, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Bossier City

2201 Airline Dr., Bossier, LA 71111

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 8, 2024

11:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Bossier City

2201 Airline Dr., Bossier, LA 71111

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Burial

Monday, January 8, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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