obituary header
Welcome to the memorial page for

Horace Ellison Whidby

April 28, 1942 ~ December 12, 2017 (age 75)

Graveside services for Horace E. Whidby, Sr., 75, of Butler, will be held 2:00 pm Friday, December 15, 2017 at Butler Memorial Cemetery.  Mr. Whidby passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Fort Valley Healthcare. 

Mr. Whidby was a professional musician traveling with Jean Shepherd in the 70’s.  He and his son played on the Country Tonight Show which was voted #1 in the United States.  He also played for the Veterans of Foreign War Club in Warner Robins and the Disabled American Veterans in Macon.  He was also a professional plumber and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hazelhurst in Hazelhurst, GA.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Whidby of Butler and one son, Horace Ellison Whidby, Jr. of Oklahoma.

Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

You may sign the online guest register at

McLeighton Funeral Service of Butler is in charge of arrangements.

 Service Information

December 14, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McLeighton Funeral Service - Butler
39 West Main Street
Butler, GA 31006

Graveside Service
December 15, 2017

2:00 PM
Butler Memorial Cemetery
Cedar Street
Butler, GA 31006

© 2019 McLeighton Funeral Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS