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Updated: 10/04/2013 06:25:50PM

Sherwyn E. Whitmore

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Sherwyn E. Whitmore, 43, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

He was born Sept. 28, 1969, in Miami, Fla., and moved to Arcadia in 1976.

“He was a very thorough mechanic, one of the best,” a colleague and friend said upon learning of his death. Sherwyn worked most recently at the Amoco Station in town. In his spare time, he enjoyed motorcycle and car racing. Sherwyn was once a Sprint Car Crew Chief. He enjoyed BMX dirt bikes, old cars, Super Cross Street Rods and NASCAR. Sherwyn was a member and chaplain for the AMVETS, and attended First Christian Church of Arcadia. He was a loving husband, and a wonderful father, son, brother and friend to many, and will be deeply missed.

Sherwyn is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Natalie Whitmore; daughters, Chelsea E. and Stephanie T. Whitmore; sister, Kimberly A. (Gilbert) Coan; and parents, John “Buck” Sherwyn and Barbara Franklin Whitmore, all of Arcadia.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 5 p.m. until the funeral service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home. Pastor Ron York will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sherwyn’s honor to AMVETS Post 60, 2846 S.W. Highway 17, Arcadia, FL 34266. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.

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