William Jeffrey Whittemore (11 May 1959 - 17 Mar 2020)

Funeral Service

Location
Sutton Coldfield Crematorium Tamworth Rd Sutton Coldfield B75 6LG
Funeral Director
Tamworth Co-operative Funeral Service, Tamworth

In loving memory of William Jeffrey Whittemore who sadly passed away on 17th March 2020.

Our dad, known only as Bill or Billy when he was younger. He grew up loving music and usually the swinging 60’s was his favourite.

Dad lost his own dad when he was 13 and his mom over 34 years ago.

Dad was an engineer for years at MCL machine tools until he decided to have a complete career change and started working at the hotel where he became a part of the furniture and made some great friends.

He had four children in total 3 boys and the youngest a girl (me) dad had always wanted a family and gave everything to his family but asked for nothing in return. Dad had 7 grand children in total from the ages 18-5 not bad considering he was only 60.

Dad was a great dad - we had many karaoke nights with our favourite being Grease. We both had a love for musicals with the West Side Story and Buffy the vampire slayer being a few of his favourite.

When we were younger we used to go on holiday for 3 weeks at Christmas to Gran Canaria - we have many great memories with dad teaching us to do hand stands under water and him having a barcadi and coke at the poolside.

Dad also was a big Christmas lover and we would often find his Christmas tree up in October and him singing Christmas songs with snacks on the table for when people came to visit.

Dad was a simple man who didn’t care for extravagant things - as long as he had enough for fags/food and booze he was set for the night. Dad came from a time where you smoked in the house and you taught your kids how to roll a cigarette. That was his generation.

Dad was one in a million and will be missed xxxx

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Lovely friendly guy always made you feel welcome big heart ! .you will be missed Bill gone to soon xx

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Last holiday together 😢

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Last holiday

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Our last holiday together 😢

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Alexandra Hughes wrote

I didn’t meet your dad ...but from all the wonderful stories, photos and how you’ve described him, he was a wonderful father.
What a beautiful way to remember him....love all the photos but really love the one of him in his chair on the beach....🥰🌺🙏🏼

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  • This was a birthday treat he luved it, was so happy😁

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Always a special place in my heart, lovely memories of many years ago, never forgotten xx

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  • Aww willy you’ve left a Hugh hole in our life’s. What will we do now😢 when one of the children ask me a question,even though it’s about you, I think hang on I’ll ask bill.you were the gel that kept us together. When we all met up it would be at your house. When ever I went on my own there would always be a drink & some nibbles..... I are the most loving dad to our children, they love & miss you terribly. It breaks my heart to see what they are going through. I know we will meet again my partner in crime. To the biggest, kindest, selfless beautiful soul I ever met, my willy until we meet again 💙

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  • Sorry to hear of your loss Janice

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  • Sorry to hear of your loss

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  • I was actually looking online . To see when my uncles funeral would be . As I heard that my uncle had passed away . I came across your husbands name . In the notice of deaths column . It really shook me . As your husband was not very old . Thoughts are with you . And your family . At this sad time Thomas walker

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