Gary Lee Whittle, age 67, of Russell Springs, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Gary was born on June 18, 1949, son of the late Jessie and Fannie Wilson Whittle.  He was a self-employed farmer.  Gary was of the Baptist faith.  He loved to fish.

He is survived by his son, Ricky Whittle, of Russell Springs; his daughters, Anna Whittle, of Russell Springs and Tammy Swartz, of Somerset; his brother, Arvil Whittle, of Jabez; and his nine grandchildren.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Helen Whittle.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 12 noon, CST, in the McBeath Cemetery, in Russell County, with Bro. Billy Sullivan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the Gary Whittle Memorial Fund, C/O Southern Oaks Funeral Home, 2110 West Highway 914, Somerset, KY 42503.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.