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Brenda Hooper

Was saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Knew him through my husband, James and Corvettes. My prayers are with you for your comfort.

Laura Shrewsbury Smith

I was blessed to be friends with the Whitter for many years. Dinners with Bobby and Jeannie and his sister Judy and husband Bob were great times. Gary and I loved Bobby like family. It was a blessing knowing you Bobby…♥️♥️Love, Laura & Gary

Kurt and Sharon Driscoll

We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I worked with Jeannie for several years. Bob was such a nice guy. I remember attending a little party in his garage. It was not just a garage it was a parts store for Corvettes. It was really amazing how he managed to revive old corvettes. I am sure he will be sorely missed and pray you all are comforted by the fact he is in a better place.

Genie Duggan

My deepest condolences to Jeannie and the entire family.

Thomas Woleshin

Sorry for your loss. Would see Bobby around Fernandina and was always happy to talk about old times at AJ. Our prayers are with your family. Tom and Marsha Woleshin

Judge Charles Arnold

I always enjoyed talking with Bob over the years at the old car events we attended. As a fellow restoration guy I appreciated his advise on my projects. A good friend who will be missed. My condolences to his family.

Robert M. Whitter


Bob was born in St. Luke’s Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida on December 2, 1944, to Thomas Lytle Whitter, Sr., and Cleo Crews Whitter. His maternal grandparents were Noah C. Crews and Lucinda Griffis Crews. His paternal grandparents were Ernest Lytle Whitter and Sadie Wood Whitter.

Bob graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1962. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army in the mid 60’s. After training in Maryland, he was sent as a Communications Specialist to Vietnam.

After returning home, Bob worked in a communications position with RCA at Cape Kennedy Space Center. He was very proud of the fact that he was working in the block house when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon.

While working at the Cape, he attended Brevard Junior College where he met the love of his life, Roberta Jean (Jeannie)Dewey. They were married on May 7, 1971, and just recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. They have shared a wonderful life together with their fur animals.

Later, Bob would continue his communications career in Miami and Boynton Beach before returning to Jacksonville and working in Sales for several different truck lines.

Upon his retirement, Bob was able to pursue his passion since age 13 of restoring cars – of which he was a Master.

Bob leaves behind his wife, Roberta Jean (Jeannie) Dewey Whitter, his sister Judy Whitter Frey (Bob), brother Don Whitter (Barbara), sisters-in-law Judy Mills Whitter, Carol Dewey Mosher (Ted), Pat Dewey Tash, Brother-in-law Richard Dewey (Betty) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his older brother, Thomas Lytle Whitter, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022 at North Jacksonville Baptist Church beginning at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends at the church the hour prior to the funeral service.

He will be laid to rest at Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date.

If you desire, donations may be made to Barnabas Center, Inc., 1301 Jasmine Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034. Their website:


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