Colonel (Ret.) Jack G. Whitted passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2014 at Sims Veterans Nursing Home. He was born on January 17, 1930 in Wheatly, Arkansas to the late Cecil & Kelsie Payne Whitted. He moved to Panama City in 1944 and graduated from Bay High School in 1947. After graduation from Wofford College in 1951 and marrying the love of his life, Elaine, he began his service in the United States Army where he proudly served for more than 30 years. During that service, he traveled the world including a tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. He was awarded many commendations including the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Through all of his travels, Panama City was always his home and he retired here with his family. He became a general contractor for 10 years and then worked for the Bay County Property Appraiser’s Office for another 10 years before coming as he called it a “Gentleman Farmer” at his farm on College Station Road. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; son, Mark; brother, Cecil Whitted; and sister, Hester. He is survived by his children and grandchildren, Matt Sr., Matt Jr., Ave Whitted, Mary Elaine and Case Whitted, Michael Whitted, Melissa Whitted, all of Panama City Beach and Mitchell (Ginger) and Kristine and Karlie Whitted of Thomasville, GA. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 noon – 2 p.m. prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers will be the surviving members of the “Class of ‘47”, Richard McNiel, Jack Laird, Bobby Johnson and Ronnie Owen.