MICHAEL J. WHITMAN, 53, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 3:54 P.M. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
A celebration of Michael’s life was held from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Mattoon Christian Church, 221 North 19th Street in Mattoon, IL. The Edwards Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Michael was born on November 6, 1960 in Springfield. He is a son of Raymond and Gladys (Carter) Whitman. He married Angela C. Foltz in September of 2000 in Charleston, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Angela Whitman of Mattoon, IL; seven children, Bethany Whitman of Springfield, IL, Sara Whitman of Cleveland, GA, Haley Whitman, Audrey Whitman, Naeima Hussain, Bub Hussain and Doug Morrow all of Mattoon, IL; eight grandchildren; his mother, Gladys Whitman of Mattoon, IL and seven siblings, David Richards, Jimmy Jacobs, Chris Jacobs, Butch Richards, Tim Richards and Mindy Jacobs all of Springfield and Marie Carter of Minneapolis, MN.
He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Terri and Jamie.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.