He was born on Sept. 16, 1921, in Phelps, Wis., to William and Ella (Manning) Whittingham.
Roy grew up and lived most of his life in Phelps, where he raised his family in the South Twin area.He was the foreman at Sylvan Products pallet plant for several years and later, the general manager of Four Seasons Manufactured Homes in Phelps before starting his own general contracting business in 1976. He built custom homes until he retired in 1996 to De Pere, Wis.
Roy’s focus in life has always been his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He was an active member of Conover Evangelical Free Church for many years and served on the board of the Forest Lakes District of the Evangelical Church of America.
Bringing God’s Word to the youth of the Northwoods was a priority for Roy. He loved being involved in the Awana program at church as well as Sunday School in his earlier years.
His hobbies included traveling around the country with his wife in their motor home and doing various woodworking projects for his friends and his church.
He is survived by his wife, Alice (McMullen) Whittingham of Rhinelander; his daughter, Maren Fay, of Green Bay, Wis.; his sons, John (Cobina) of Grand Marias, Mich., David (Wendy) of Phelps and Paul (Martha) of Aiken, S.C.; his 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; his sister, Ellen (Lynn) Langton of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Caskey; and two previous wives, Marian (Jensen) and Helen (Briggs).
A graveside service for Roy will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Phelps Memorial Cemetery in Phelps.
Carlson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the Whittingham family, (715) 369-1414.
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|Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:51 AM|