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Philip Garry Whitacre, Sr.

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“To The Whitacre Family ,Sorry For Your Loss !! Ps: Friends Of Chip. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Eugene Crager - Spencerville, OH

“Jeanne & family...So sorry for your loss! ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Beth Houts - Celina, OH - Friend

“SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,WHEN I FIRST STARTED RACING AT MUNCIE DRAGWAY GARY WAS ALWAYS KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE ME POINTERS AND HELPFUL HINTS WHICH...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: david vehorn - maria stein, OH

“Jeanne, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Pat Kessen - Marysville, OH


Philip Garry Whitacre Sr., age 75 of Celina, Ohio passed away peacefully after an eleven year battle with cancer and Kidney Failure, on Tuesday March 17, 2015 at his residence in Celina. He was born on Jan 18, 1940 in Redkey, Indiana to the late Paul & Cherry (Van Deusen) Whitacre. On Dec. 31, 1962 he married Jeanette "Jeanne" Harrod, who survives in Celina. Also surviving are his children Kathi Lewis (Jerry Kahlig) of Montezuma, Garry Jr. "Chip (Sheryl) Whitacre of Mendon, James (Kelly) Whitacre of Coldwater, Sherri Mauch (Jason Bubp) of Wapakoneta, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, a sister Nelda Hansford of Oak Harbor and numerous Nieces and Nephews. Garry was preceded in death by his parents, his infant brother Duane Whitacre and his brother-in-law Dee Hansford. Garry graduated from Ft. Recovery High School with the class of 1958 he worked over 40 years in auto sales retiring from Kerns Chevrolet in Celina. He enjoyed Drag Racing, both building cars to go fast and having cars for his two sons to drag race in Van Wert and Muncie, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 10:30a.m. on Saturday March 21, 2015 at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, with Rev. Lynn Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 &6-8p.m. on Friday and 1 hour before services on Saturday at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice of Coldwater. On-Line condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.