The Transylvania Times -

John Coleman Whitmire


March 5, 2018

John Coleman Whitmire, 77, of Plant City, Fla., born in Jackson County, N.C., April 15, 1940, entered into eternal rest Feb. 27, 2018.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and was the founder of his family business, Coleman’s Well Drilling. He founded the business in 1976 and it continues under the leadership of his daughter, April.

He was a member of the West Coast Florida Groundwater Association.

He loved working, gardening, fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jessie L. Whitmire; daughter, April Whitmire; grandson, Branden Hooks; five sisters and three brothers.

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