James D. “Denny” Willhite passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, after a battle with cancer. Denny was born at Fort Polk, LA on February 13, 1946. Denny served in the Navy, had a lifelong love of the sea and traveled the world as a Merchant Seaman. He was a local contractor around New Orleans where he had resided for over forty years. Denny was preceded in death by his parents, his long time partner Vera Tortorvich, and brother O.D. Willhite, Jr. He is survived by his siblings, Ann Sherrill, Oscar Willhite, and Steven Willhite. A memorial will be held after Covid-19 restrictions are eased. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to your neighborhood food bank. To share memories and condolences please visit, www.tharpsontheimerfh.com.
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