In Loving Memory of

Daniel LaVaughn Whiddon Jr

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Daniel “Danny” L. Whiddon Jr. born December 3, 1951, resident of Gainesville, FL went to be with his Lord on October 9, 2019. Danny was born in Brooksville, FL and raised in Dade City. He lived his teenage and later his adult life raising a family in Gainesville, FL. He and his brother  Phillip (Camille) Whiddon were sons to the late Daniel L. Whiddon Sr. and Evelene S. Whiddon, and Danny was the cherished husband of Linda R. Whiddon. He will forever be remembered by his beloved children Trey (Danielle) Whiddon of Newberry, FL, Kristi (Jakub) Holmes and treasured by his three grandchildren Hunter, Evie Claire, and Baylor. As a young man Danny worked at Hawes Chrysler with his brother Phil and father Lavaughn. After high school he enlisted in the United States Army where he served in the 257 th MP Det, 7 th Special Forces 1 st SF GP (ABN) and Fort Bragg, NC. And finally finding his calling as an insurance agent where he worked for years with Farm Bureau and later owning his own business The Adams Whiddon Agency, and for the remainder of his career with King Insurance. Throughout his life he adored being with family, being a Florida Gator, being in the hunting woods with his son and friend Jack, fishing, coaching, and spending time with many dear friends. Danny was also, well known for his time on the Board of Directors for the Boy’s and Girl’s club, Gainesville Kiwanis, Fightin’ Gator Touchdown Club, and Leadership Gainesville. Services will be Monday October 14, 2019 at Chapel in the Meadows Central Cemetery 4100 NW 39th AVE Gainesville Fl 32609 with a gathering from 10-11, service at 11 and a graveside service following with Military Honors.  Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd AVE, Gainesville, FL 352-378-2528 In Leiu of flowers please donate to the Parkinson Foundation https://www.parkinson.org


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  1. Peggy & Dick Fiola at · Reply

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Linda and Danny’s family. We know he has had a long hard struggle and have comfort knowing that he has gone home to a better life. Everyone that knew him respected and loved him. Linda, I will always cherish our friendship and wish that I could be there to help comfort you at this time of loss. Please believe our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. May Danny Rest in Peace.

  2. Tammy Wagoner at · Reply

    My heart goes out to Danny’s family and friends. This heartbreak effects everyone who knew him. He was my best friend and I will miss him terribly, but will always have him close to my heart. I have a lot of great memories with Danny that I will treasure forever. Danny was truly a great inspiration to everyone he met and always had the sweetest smile and those gorgeous Baby blue eyes would melt your heart. R.I.P Danny, one day I will be there with you, until then my friend. Love you and your family to the Moon and back!!!

  3. Tammy Wagoner at · Reply

    My heart goes out to Danny’s family and friends. This heartbreak effects everyone who knew him. He was my best friend and I will miss him terribly, but will always have him close to my heart. I have a lot of great memories with Danny that I will treasure forever. Danny was truly a great inspiration to everyone he met and always had the sweetest smile and those gorgeous Baby blue eyes would melt your heart. R.I.P Danny, one day I will be there with you, until then my friend. Love you and your family to the Moon and back!!!

  4. Cherie Entrekin at · Reply

    One of my best bosses ever!! He was the most selfless man I know and a true gentleman. I am so thankful for the lessons and the memories. God Bless the Whiddon Family during their time of separation until they all meet up again. Love, Cherie Entrekin.

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