Pat H. Whitman, Sr., 64, of East Ridge, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 25, 2013.
Mr. Whitman was born in Black Oak, Ark., and raised in St. Louis County, Mo. He was a member of OLPH Catholic Church and was retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years, as a staff sergeant serving in Granada and Desert Storm.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Diane Whitman; children, Michelle (Tyron) Mullinix of Spanaway, Wa., Sandra Whitman of East Ridge and Patrick (Laninie) Whitman, Jr. of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Cindi, Kyle, Adina, Tyler, Kerrie Ann, Mitchell, Cory, Nicholas and Mary; great-grandchildren, Carli and Raven; brothers, John, Jerry, Terry, Rodney and Paul Whitman; sister, Mary Ann; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, John Joseph Whitman and parents, John and Thelma Whitman.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the funeral home.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Jim Vick officiating.
Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 519 E. 4th St. Chattanooga, Tn. 37403.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412.
Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.