Transportation 20

Thurman J. Whitted, Jr.

June 25, 1954 ~ June 22, 2022 (age 67)


Thurman Whitted Jr. "JR" 67, of Rockford, OH, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. He lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away peacefully with his daughter Wendy by his side. He was born on June 25, 1954, in Knoxville, TN to his late parents, Thurman Whitted Sr. and Betty Lou Whitted.

Thurman was a retired mechanic and race car driver. He owned Performance Specialty for 23 years. He raced early and late model race cars. His car was #6 "Outta Control." He loved his Harley Davidson, named "Black Beauty."

He is survived by his daughter, Wendy Michelle Whitted from Proctorville, OH; brother John (Pat) Whitted from Mt. Vernon, OH; and a special loved one, Darlene.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Vera Lynn Whitted and daughter Ashlee Joy Whitted.

A special thank you to Heartland Hospice Nurses Nick and Patty.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM on Monday, June 27, 2022 at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home 111 W. First Street Rockford, OH 45882.

To share in Thurman's online memorial, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Thurman J. Whitted, Jr., please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Thurman

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


June 27, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home
111 West First St.
Rockford, OH 45882

© 2022 Alspach-Gearhart and Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility