Robert E. “Swampy” Whitmore

Robert E. “Swampy” Whitmore, 57, of 8 Bowen St., died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in his home.

A lifelong Jamestown resident, he was born July 5, 1955, a son of the late James and Lucille VanEvery Whitmore.

He was employed by SKF in Falconer as a machine operator.

Swampy was a very social person and was a member of Cassadaga American Legion, Falconer Moose, Eagles Lodge, Ellington, Carroll and Falconer Rod and Gun Clubs and was a life member of Vietnam Veterans Association.

He enjoyed to taking his ’63 Nova SS out and going to car shows during the summer with his wife and family.

Surviving are his wife, the former Roberta Troutman; two sons: Bradley Whitmore of Sarasota, Fla., and Brandon (Tabitha) Whitmore of Jamestown; a granddaughter, Sierra Whitmore of Arizona; a brother, William Whitmore of Kennedy; and three sisters: Cindy Whitmore of California, Chris Whitmore of Kansas and Sharon Whitmore of Frewsburg.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brian Whitmore on March 4, 2004; two sisters: Norma Dalrymple and Rosemarie Whitmore; and a brother Jim Whitmore.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Suite 102, Amherst, NY 14226 or American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Swampy at