William "Billy" H. Whitmore, Jr.January 10, 1934 ~ July 17, 2017 (age 83)
William “Billy” H. Whitmore, Jr., of Las Vegas, Nevada, died peacefully on July 17, 2017 at the Nathan Adelson Hospice Center in Las Vegas after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Billy was born in Portland, ME on January 10, 1934, the second son of the late Cecelia Deetjen Whitmore and William H. Whitmore, Sr. He was a graduate of Deering High School, class of 1952, where he was a standout member of the basketball team. Billy graduated from the University of Maine, where he was a member of the golf team. His career choice was education and he was a very successful golf coach while teaching in the Cape Elizabeth School System. Billy was an avid golfer and was a member of the Riverside Golf Course while living in Maine, before moving to Las Vegas. He participated in several City of Portland Championship Tournaments. Billy belonged to the Black Mountain Country Club in Las Vegas, but his favorite past time was poker. He truly enjoyed a good poker game.
Billy was predeceased by his wife, Vonnie Hamlin Whitmore in 2007. He is survived by: two daughters, Lynne Pinero and her husband Nick of Portland, ME and Linda “Sue” Whitmore of Las Vegas, NV; three grandchildren, Sidney, Jennifer, and Janesa; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brothers, John “Jack” Whitmore of Vero Beach, FL and Richard “Dick” Whitmore and his wife Theresa of Portland, ME; sisters, Barbara Jensen and her husband Ronald of Boynton Beach, FL and Sandra Pardi and her husband Guido of Falmouth, ME; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland.
If so desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Billy’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island #300, Topsham, ME 04086.
American Cancer Society
1 Bowdoin Mill Island #300, Topsham ME 04086