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Subject: Actor Doc Whitney

Dies at 70
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Date Posted: Friday, March 20, 09:09:38am

Richard “Doc” David Whitney, Sr., age 70, passed away surrounded by his amazing family on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. He was a native of Houma and a resident of Hahnville, LA.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Doc is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years, Helen Marie Herman Whitney; sons, Richard “Rick” David (Nicole Domangue) Whitney, Jr., Aaron “AP” Paul (Jennifer Dempsey) Whitney, Chad Michael (Amanda Bowden) Whitney, Bryan “Bee” Daniel (Amy Robertson) Whitney, Joshua “Pookie” Jude (fiancé, Holly Acosta) Whitney, Simon “Si” Matthew (Cora Fox) Whitney, Zachary Drew (Stephanie Laurie) Whitney, Hunter “Big Love” Gage (fiancé, Sarah Wiltz) Whitney, Forest “Forty” Christian Whitney, and Xavier “Gummy” Drummond (Shannon Nagele) Whitney; daughters, Jennifer “Jenny” Leigh Whitney, Victoria “Tori” Kristine Whitney (Jason) Fenger, Anastasia “Tasia” Rebecca Whitney (Alex) Louque, and Abigail “Doodle Bug” Aria Whitney; brothers, Gregory A. Whitney, Sr., Phillip L. (Nonna) Whitney, and Christopher D. (Heather) Whitney; sisters, Patricia A. Whitney, Ella C. (Lee) LeCompte, Mary F. Whitney, and Elmay M. Whitney (Irvin "Buddy" ) Hotard; grandchildren, Richard “Ritchie” Whitney, III and Hayes J. Whitney; Jake H. Whitney, Claire M. Whitney and Andrew P. Whitney; Maggie M. Whitney and Jack C. Whitney; Lukas F. Koelbel, Jasper M. Koelbel and Oliver L. Koelbel; Adalynn R. Whitney, Aurey B. Whitney, Avyn C. Whitney and Aleya A. Whitney; Jason P. Fenger, Jr.; Gavin J. Acosta, Colin M. Acosta and Everett R. Acosta.

Doc was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Bernard Whitney, Sr. and Elmay Marie Domangue Whitney; brothers, Stanley B. Whitney, Jr., Thomas N. Whitney, Sr.; sister-in-law, Fabian T. Whitney.

Doc was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved being surrounded by his 14 children and 18 grandchildren. He was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was a retired Chiropractor of Houma Chiropractic Clinic and was the co-founder of Whitney & Richardson, a commercial credit services firm. He was a volunteer firefighter and carpenter. He was an active member of the Screen Actors Guild, with many notable roles in film, TV, stage, and commercials. He was the founder of the YouTube Channel "Old Man's Kitchen". He was a prolific photographer and author of children's books and other print material. He was an accomplished pianist and singer. Doc loved to perform and will be deeply missed by his audience of family members and by all whose hearts he touched. Let’s give him a standing ovation with a prayer!

In lieu of flowers “pay his love and kindness forward”.

Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Whitney / Domangue family.


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