James ‘Jake’ Cary Whitfield, Sr., 86 of Lithia Springs, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20. He was born Jan. 17, 1927 in Atlanta.
Mr. Whitfield was a veteran serving during World War II in the U.S. Army for a short time before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and retiring in 1972. He was a middle weight boxer during his military career. Mr. Whitfield retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a supervisor at the General Mail Facility in Atlanta. He was an avid runner, running in many races with too many trophies to count, and was a member of the DC Coaster Running Club. Jake was also a member of the Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Betty Whitfield and his son, Jamie Whitfield.
He is survived by his daughter, Jerra Waddle; granddaughter, Shannon Waddle; granddaughter, Freya Lowery and husband Jason; and great-grandson, Bryant Lowery.
His graveside service will be today at 2 p.m. at Mozley Memorial Gardens with Rev. R.C. Watson officiating.
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Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246.