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“We were so sorry to learn of Shelby's passing. He was a good friend and a good man. We will always remember him as such. although we are in Florida...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sue and Robert Mcclearn - FL

“Rick & Angie, Sorry to hear about your father. My prayers are with you both. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Ed Ellingsworth - Hardingsburg, KY

“We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you both. Let us know if we can do anything. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Dennis & Sandi Cheatham - KY

“Marlene, Jerry, Ricky, Doris and family, We are so sorry to hear of Shelby's passing. We talked with him at Wendy's a few months ago. I (Hugh)...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Hugh & Pat Sweatt - Central City, KY

“We are so sorry for your families great loss. We thought the world of him. May God bless and comfort you all. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Tex and Tammy Allen - Drakesboro, KY

“So sorry!! Didn't know him but sounds like he was a good man and had a good life. Love you Doris. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Hubert and Jeanette Green - KY

BROWDER - Shelby "Railroader" Lee Whitmer, 87, of Browder, died Monday, February 26, 2018, at 2:03PM at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Whitmer was born November 10, 1930, in Muhlenberg County. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of Maple Grove General Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Nellie Whitmer; granddaughter Amanda Whitmer; and great-grandson Brock Revo.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene Pogue Whitmer of Browder; sons Jerry Wayne (Sharon) Whitmer of Browder and Ricky Lee (Angie) Whitmer of Central City; daughter Doris Ann (Jerry) Knight of Greenville; grandchildren Craig (Jaime) Hardison, Ricky Scott (Andrea) Whitmer, Phillip Whitmer, and Jennifer Whitmer; great-grandchildren Jayden Whitmer, Carter Whitmer, RaLeigh Whitmer, Trevor Whitmer, Shanna McPherson, and Baby Callen Hardison; brothers Hobert (Fifi) Whitmer of Virginia and Charles (Jackie) Whitmer of Louisville; and sisters Margie Stuart and Barbara (Gary) Wooden, both of Louisville.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 11:00AM at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Francis officiating. Burial in Old Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at