WHITEFIELD, James A., 84, of Brooksville, Florida, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at his home.
He was born June 4, 1934 in Paisley, Scotland and came to this area 11 years ago from Fishkill, New York. He served in the United States Marines and worked as a Facilities Engineer for IBM. He was a member of the VFW 87-13 and the American Legion 400. He was of the Protestant faith.
He is preceded in death by his brother: Dr. John Whitefield. He is survived by his life partner: Sybil Quave; son and daughter-in-law: Glenn & Susan Whitefield of Fishkill, New York; daughters and sons-in-law: Heather Whitefield (Cathy Baer) of Poughkeepsie, New York, Amy & Jim Babcock of Fishkill, New York and Anne & Paul Whalen of Beverly, Massachusetts; children's mother: Gail Whitefield of Fishkill, New York; stepdaughters: Dr. Kylie Quave (Gustavo Herrara) of Beloit, Wisconsin and Aubree Quave (Lanny Benson) of Charlotte, North Carolina; brother and sister-in-law: Douglas & Brenda Whitefield of Greensboro, North Carolina; grandchildren: Curtis Babcock and Myles Babcock.
An Inurnment with military honors will be held at 2:30pm, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.
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