Benjamin F. Witham • May 24, 2020

On Sunday, May 24, 2020, our Lord called Benjamin Forest Witham home at the age of 92. A graveside service will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on May 28 at 11:30 a.m.
Mr. Witham was born in Benton, Arkansas, March 13, 1928, to Benjamin and Candace (Jones) Witham and grew up on a farm with four siblings. Benjamin (Ben) married Calleen Palmer on August 13, 1950, and moved to Pensacola, Florida. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War Era. He retired from Monsanto where he worked in the Power Facility. Ben was an active member of Olive Baptist Church.
Some of the various activities and interests he pursued were photography, camping, traveling (including two trips to Israel), reading his Bible, ham radio operation, studying military history, and attending air shows. Ben particularly loved Pensacola’s Blue Angels. For many years he and Calleen enjoyed planting a garden.
Mr. Witham was preceded in death by his parents, and infant son and six siblings: Mable Witham, Lucille Martin, Irene Mitchell, Curtis Witham, Winfred Witham, and an infant sister.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Calleen; daughters Vicki Newell (Peter) and Cynthia Dugger (James); grandchildren, Aubrey Corcoran (Bryan), Rachel Webb, Kevin Dugger, Lindsey Jeremiah (Kevin), and Ryan Dugger; 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

  1. Jerry and Lianne Cunningham Passmore says:

    Mr. and Mrs. Witham were very supportive in numerous ways to Olive Baptist Church as long as they were physically able. Bro. Ben had a servant heart and loved his Lord, church and Pastors. Brother Jerry.

  2. Joyce Witham says:

    Calleen, Vicki, Cindy, May God’s loving presence comfort you during this time of loss🥀🙏Joyce

  3. Tammy Chastain says:

    Aunt Calleen, Vicki, Cindy and families: It breaks my heart to hear of Uncle Ben’s home going. I am so happy he knew the Lord and now is with Him. I have very fond memories of going to church with him and just seeing everyone. I so enjoyed hearing his stories and visiting. We love you so much. We are praying for God’s comfort to surround you during this time.

    Doug and Tammy

  4. Rhonda Palmer says:

    Sending prayers and comfort to the family. Lucille Martin’s Granddaughter, Rhonda Palmer

  5. Sheila Carter says:

    My prayers go out to the Whitman family. I’m Lucille Martin’s granddaughter Sheila Carter

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