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Thurman Whitted Jr.

June 25, 1954 — June 22, 2022

Thurman Whitted Jr. "JR" 67, of Rockford, OH, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. He lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away peacefully with his daughter Wendy by his side. He was born on June 25, 1954, in Knoxville, TN to his late parents, Thurman Whitted Sr. and Betty Lou Whitted.

Thurman was a retired mechanic and race car driver. He owned Performance Specialty for 23 years. He raced early and late model race cars. His car was #6 "Outta Control." He loved his Harley Davidson, named "Black Beauty."

He is survived by his daughter, Wendy Michelle Whitted from Proctorville, OH; brother John (Pat) Whitted from Mt. Vernon, OH; and a special loved one, Darlene.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Vera Lynn Whitted and daughter Ashlee Joy Whitted.

A special thank you to Heartland Hospice Nurses Nick and Patty.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM on Monday, June 27, 2022 at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home 111 W. First Street Rockford, OH 45882.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.

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Monday, June 27, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home

111 W 1st St, Rockford, OH 45882

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