January 6, 1929 - August 4, 2021
Isaac Welch Whitesell, JR. was born January 6, 1929. He is survived by his children Ann Whitesell Adair, Richard F. Whitesell, Pamela W. McDonald and Robert W. Whitesell, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He milked his mother’s cow in the 9th and 11th grade, his Home Economic teacher’s cow in the 12th grade, his father’s cows in the summer before attending Military School in Castle Heights, Lebanon, TN while in the 10th grade. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Florida in June 1951. He then worked for a CPA firm in Minneapolis, MN in the summer of 1951. He was called to active duty in the Army Artillery, then transferred to finance where he was Assistant Finance Officer at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX for 18 months. He returned to Gainesville to seek a law degree in June of 1956 after which he worked for a law firm in Tampa for 18 months, moved back to Sarasota and practiced law in Englewood for 5 years where he was attorney for Englewood Water District, returned to Sarasota and was attorney for the Town of Longboat Key for 12 years. He continued private practice in a law firm for another 20 years. He is predeceased by his wife Virginia Betts Whitesell, parents Isaac Welch Whitesell, his mother Mary Billington Whitesell and three sisters, Jean, Vivienne, and Ann. Welch was a long-time member, District Governor, and Past President of the SaraBay Rotary Club and a lifelong member of the South Trail Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the South Trail Church. A Visitation will be held on Mon. Aug. 9th at 10am at South Trail Community Church (5601 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota) followed by church Service beginning at 11am and interment at Manasota Memorial Park at 3pm.
Isaac Welch Whitesell, JR. was born January 6, 1929. He is survived by his children Ann Whitesell Adair, Richard F. Whitesell, Pamela W. McDonald and Robert W. Whitesell, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He milked his mother’s... View Obituary & Service Information
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