Craig Edward Whitmore

February 5, 1937 - March 7, 2008

02/05/1937 - 03/07/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday March 16, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home - Shadyside
3900 Central Ave.
Shadyside, OH 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday March 17, 2008
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 Jo | Directions
Service
Monday March 17, 2008
1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home - Shadyside
3900 Central Ave.
Shadyside, OH 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home - Shadyside
3900 Central Ave.
Shadyside, OH 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions

Craig Edward Whitmore, 71, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Shadyside, Ohio, died Friday, March 7, 2008 in Bethany Lutheran Village, Centerville, Ohio.

Craig was born February 5, 1937 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Edward and Helen DeVaul Whitmore.

He was a graduate of Shadyside High School, Class of 1955, obtained his undergraduate degree at West Liberty State College, Masters degree at Bowling Green State University, He was a retired Ohio Public School teacher, coach and athletic official.

Craig was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Shadyside, Ohio; He was a member of the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country CoacheOAT-CCC where he served for many years as historian. Craig coached Willie Davenport at the former Warren-Howland High School in Warren, Ohio. Willie was a four time Olympian in the high hurdles, including one gold medal.

Preceding him in death was a brother Ted Whitmore.

Surviving are a son Jim Whitmore of Bellbrook, Ohio and a daughter Kimberly Charles Briggs of McLean, VA. A sister-in-law Frances “Beebe” Whitmore of New Martinsville, WV. Three grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.

Friends will be received 2-4p.m. & 6-8p.m. Sunday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio where funeral services will be held 1p.m. Monday with Reverend Mitch Becker officiating.

Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com

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Nancy J. Burris-Gross
8 years ago

Dear Jim and Kim,

I was sadden to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. I met your Dad in 2001 and he spoke of you both often and proudly. Your Dad and I dated for 1 1/2 years. We kept in touch my phone often and on through the years. I will miss him very much. I cared about him very deeply and will always remember him fondly. May God Bless you and your friendly and may you find comfort from HIM.

In Christian love,

Nancy

Paul Heyse
8 years ago

Dear Jim and Kim,

Your father was a class act and someone who left a very lasting impression! He helped me out in so many, many ways with my newspaper work for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. His passion and dedication as a historian covering Ohio track and field and cross country was awesome! I never could have written about track to the same depth and detail without his help. He cared for and about many, many people!

Mandi Fulton
8 years ago

Dear Jimmy and Kimberly,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Love, Uncle Pat, Patrick, Mandi & family

Thomas S. Paulucci, J.D., Ph.D.
8 years ago

I met Mr. Whitmore about 28 years ago while a graduate assistant weight throw coach at OSU. At that time we had some great throwers, Kevin Nummi and Kevin Akins. Mr. Whitmore was always a pleasure to see and speak with. I had been out of track and field from 1985 until last year. Kevin Akins and I saw and visited with him last spring at the State High School Meet in Columbus. He remembered both of us and it was a pleasure to see and talk to him, but also sad as it was obvious his health was declining. He told us that he was retiring after that meet. I can’t imagine anyone ever replacing him. He was a very specical man for track and field and for the athletes of Ohio high schools.

Thomas S. Paulucci, J.D., Ph.D.

Nancy Beattie
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the family of Craig Whitmore. I knew Craig quite well during the years I have been involved with the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches. He was an enthusiastic supporter. HIs love of track and field and especially the Ohio athletes and coaches was unsurpassed. He will be greatly missed by everyone involved in Ohio track and field.

Nancy Beattie

Track Coach

Darrell Campbell
8 years ago

Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family during this time of sadness. We will have you in our prayers.

Darrell and Michelle Campbell

William W. Giffin
8 years ago

To Kim, Jim, and family.

I wish to express my sympathy in this time of loss. Craig and I were about the same age. We grew up in houses across the street from each other in Shadyside so we had many common experiences in the 1940s and 1950s. Craig was a good friend to me. I always will remember him. Again, my sympathy.

Bill

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