Longtime community newspaper columnist Dan Whittle has passed away. The popular humorist, writer, story teller and broadcaster died Thursday (4/25/2019) morning after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00PM Friday at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna. Funeral services will be there at 1:00 o'clock this Saturday afternoon; burial follows in the Mapleview Cemetery.
Close friend and radio host Truman Jones told the community of passing of his friend:
Past guests on WGNS have described Whittle as a modern-day Mark Twain.
During a recent event at the Smyrna Public Library, held in Whittle's honor, many thoughts were shared about his character...
Whittle has covered stories all over the world. And when he came to Middle Tennessee, the public embraced his style of writing about the past and how that has helped to make America great!
Dan's love for Rutherford County has blossomed over the years with a fundraiser. Whittlemania has helped Habitat for Humanity, The Tennessee Fisher House and many other great causes.
Last year, he was inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame.
But just as Dan got into his career with a unique flair, he is exiting in the same way.
CLICK HERE for his complete obituary.
Memorials may be made to The Dan Whittle, MTSU Journalism Scholarship fund at % Abby White, MTSU Box 51, 1301 E. Main, Murfreesboro, TN., 37132, The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame, Box 202, Lascassas, TN 37085, The Fisher House Foundation, Box 774, Brentwood, TN 37024-0774, or to Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro at Alive Hospice, Inc. 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.