Buddy Whitney, 50

Roy “Buddy” Hillman Whitney III, age 50, of Three Rivers, MI. passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at his home. He was born on Feb. 24, 1959 in Three Rivers, the son of Roy Hillman Whitney Jr. and Martha (Belford) Whitney.

Buddy has been a lifetime resident of Three Rivers. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170 and a former member of the Three Rivers Eagles #2303. Buddy loved riding his motorcycle and he truly loved his family and his dog Allison.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving family, one brother, Roger Whitney, of Three Rivers, three sisters, Janet Whitney, of Troy, Missouri, Carol (Bill) Newell, of Marcellus, and Diane Howard, of Three Rivers; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Brian Lutz officiating.

Interment will be held in Lower Flatbush Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to the American Heart Association. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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